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RNAF signs for AH-64E deal

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RNAF signs for AH-64E deal

Post by eagle driver » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:32 pm

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U.S. clears RNLAF for $1.19b Apache deal

21 February 2018

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Washington, D.C. — The Royal Netherlands Air Force is cleared by the U.S. State Department to buy 28 remanufactured Boeing AH-64E helicopters worth a total of $1.19 billion, the U.S. government announced on 20 February.

The deal calls for remanufacturing the RNLAF’s 28 AH-64D airframes to the Echo-model standard.

The AH-64E includes the more powerful GE Aviation T700-GE-701D engine with a face gear transmission. The RNLAF would receive 51 -701D engines if the deal is confirmed, including nine spares, the State Department says.

Other items included under the deal are 17 APG-78 fire-control radars, 28 modernised target-acquisition and designation sights (MTADS) with modernised pilot night-vision sensors (PNVS).

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Re: RNAF signs for AH-64E deal

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:38 pm

The maths don't add up, how can they convert 28 into E models with only 51 engines? am I missing something?
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Re: RNAF signs for AH-64E deal

Post by Snoop 95 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:05 pm

Perhaps some of them are this variant?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emK-qIbuJ-k

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