The U.S. State Division has made a willpower approving a attainable Overseas Navy Sale to the Authorities of Australia of AH-64E Apache assault helicopters and associated gear for an estimated value of $3.5 billion. The U.S. Protection Safety Cooperation Company delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this attainable sale. The proposed sale will enhance Australia’s functionality to fulfill present and future threats, and can improve interoperability with U.S. forces and different allied forces. Australia will use the improved functionality to strengthen its homeland protection and supply higher safety for its vital infrastructure. Australia may have no problem absorbing these Apache plane into its armed forces. The prime contractors concerned on this program will probably be Boeing, Mesa, AZ; and Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL. The purchaser usually requests offsets. Any offset settlement will probably be outlined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor(s).

The Authorities of Australia has requested to purchase twenty-nine (29) AH-64E Apache assault helicopters; sixty-four (64) T700-GE 701D engines (58 put in, 6 spares); twenty-nine (29) AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Goal Acquisition and Designation Sight/AN/AAR-11 Modernized Pilot Evening Imaginative and prescient Sensors (M-TADS/PNVS); sixteen (16) AN/APG-78 Hearth Management Radars (FCR) with Radar Digital Items; twenty-nine (29) AN/APR-48B Modernized Radar Frequency Interferometers (MRFI); seventy (70) Embedded World Positioning Techniques with Inertial Navigation Techniques plus Multi-Mode Receiver (EGI+MMR) (58 put in, 12 spares); thirty-five (35) AAR-57 Widespread Missile Warning Techniques (CMWS) (29 put in, 6 spares); seventy (70) AN/ARC-231A Very Excessive Frequency/Extremely Excessive Frequency (VHF/UHF) radios (58 put in, 12 spares); eighty-five (85) AGM-114R Hellfire missiles; twenty-nine (29) M36E8 Hellfire Captive Air Coaching Missiles (CATM); and two thousand (2,000) Superior Precision Kill Weapon System Steering Sections (APKWS-GS).

A Dutch Ah-64 Apache assault helicopter flies over ready the Australian Particular Operations Activity Group (SOTG) Bushmaster transport at Tarin Kowt following the completion of a mission. (Photographer: CAPT Stu Wooden/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)

Additionally included are AN/APR-39 Radar Sign Detecting Units; AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting Units; AN/APX-123A Identification Pal or Foe (IFF) transponders; IDM-401 Improved Information Modems; Hyperlink-16 Small Tactical Terminal KOR-24-A; Improved Countermeasure Shelling out System (ICMD); AN/ARN-149 (V)3 Computerized Course Finders; Doppler ASN-157 Doppler Radar Velocity Sensors; AN/APN-209 Radar Altimeters Widespread Core (RACC); AN/ARN-153 Tactical Air Navigation Set (TACAN); AN/PYQ-10(C) Easy Key Loader; M230E1 + M139 AWS Computerized Gun; M261 Rocket Launchers; M299 missile launchers; 2.75 inch rockets; 30mm rounds; Excessive Explosive Warhead for airborne 2.75 rockets, inert; MK66-4 2.75 inch rocket Excessive Explosive warhead M151 fuze M423 motor; MK66-4 2.75 inch rocket warhead M274 motor; MK66-4 2.75 inch rocket motor; M151HE 2.75 inch warhead; Manned-Unmanned Teaming-2 (MUMT-X) video receivers; Manned-Unmanned Teaming-2 (MUMT-X) Air-Air-Floor kits and coaching units.

In July 2019, Australia issued a request for info for Venture Land 4503 to exchange the Military’s troubled Eurocopter Tiger ARH helicopters. The RFI (Request for Info) referred to as for 29 helicopters, with 24 to be based mostly at a single location with two operational armed recon helo squadrons, and a 5 for coaching Military pilots and battle captains on the Australian Military Aviation Coaching Centre at Oakey, Queensland. The 2 operational Tiger squadrons are presently based mostly in Darwin within the Northern Territory as a part of the first Aviation Regiment. On 15 January 2021, the Australian Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds introduced that the AH-64E had been chosen to exchange the Tiger ARH. A fleet of as much as 29 AH-64Es will probably be acquired with a deliberate preliminary operational functionality of 12 helicopters in 2026 and full operational functionality in 2028.

the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.
Lieutenant Colonel John Davis, AV, Commander of america Military 1-229th Assault Reconnaissance Battalion briefs Chief of Military, Lieutenant Common Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO on the capabilities of the AH-64 Apache assault helicopter on the Shoalwater Bay Coaching Space. (Photographer: CPL Tristan Kennedy/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)