OREANDA-NEWS. The United States will supply the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the latest version of the Apache helicopter, AH-64E Apache Guardian. This is stated in a Pentagon press service statement circulated on Wednesday.

"Boeing was awarded a contract worth $ 564.5 million for the production of AH-64E Apache Guardian combat helicopters in the interests of Great Britain, the Netherlands and the UAE. The work is expected to be completed by March 1, 2025", the statement said. However, the number of helicopters, which are supposed to be delivered to each of the countries, is n't specified.

The press service of the US Department of Defense explained that during the implementation of the contract, previously developed modifications of the combat AH-64 Apache will be upgraded to the level of AH-64E. Helicopter AH-64E Apache Guardian - A modernized version of the AH-64 Apache, which has been used by the US armed forces since 1984. As of December 2019, the AH-64 is the most widespread combat helicopter in the world.