The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a $2.3bn agreement with the US government to purchase 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from Boeing.

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The first AH-64E Apache is expected to be commissioned into the British Army in 2022.

As part of the deal, Boeing will also provide maintenance services, spare parts, and training solutions.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a foreign military sales contract to manufacture and supply Hydra rockets, Mk66 Mod4 motors and warheads to seven countries, through January 2019.

The contract, valued at $169.69m, has been awarded by the US Army Contracting Command.

LONGBOW has secured an $89.8m contract to modernise its LONGBOW fire control radar fielded for the Apache attack helicopter.

Awarded by the US Army, the contract requires LONGBOW to manufacture radar electronics units and software upgrades through January 2019.

"SRCTec has secured a modification contract worth $85m to provide the US Army with lightweight counter mortar radar systems and retrofit kits."

SRCTec has secured a modification contract worth $85m to provide the US Army with lightweight counter mortar radar systems and retrofit kits.

Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command, the contract also covers vehicle mounts and support services. The contractual work will be performed for a period of three years.

Cubic Mission Solutions has been awarded a three-year contract for the delivery of additional tactical common data links that will provide data exchange between the Watchkeeper UAS and its ground control stations.

The contract, worth $1.4m, has been awarded by UAV Tactical Systems as part of the UK Ministry of Defence's Watchkeeper UAS programme.

Image: Boeing will deliver 50 AH-64E Apache helicopters to the British Army udner a $2.3bn-worth deal. Photo: courtesy of DoD, photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shawn Hussong, US Navy.