Boeing has delivered nearly 2,500 Apache helicopters to 16 nations to date, including the US, Netherlands, Greece, United Kingdom, Japan, India, Singapore, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. The deliveries to Morocco are expected to begin in 2024.
The AH-64E Apache is the latest configuration of the attack helicopter. It is designed and equipped with an open systems architecture including the latest communications, navigation, sensor and weapons systems. It has an improved, modernized target acquisition designation system that provides day, night and all-weather target information, as well as night vision navigation capability. In addition to classifying ground and air targets, the fire control radar has been updated to operate in a maritime environment.
Boeing’s partnership with Morocco spans decades. The company is committed to developing Morocco’s supply chain and future workforce. Boeing is a partner of the MATIS Aerospace joint venture, which produces airplane wire bundles and harnesses. In 2016, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kingdom to create an ecosystem of aircraft equipment suppliers. Boeing also supports the country’s future workforce through partnerships with education for employment Morocco and the INJAZ Al-Maghrib association.
Jeff Shockey, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Boeing Defense, Space and Security and Government Services, said: “This is another step forward in our long partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco. Worldwide demand for the Apache is growing and we are proud to provide this best-in-class capability to Morocco.”