Morocco Requests Apache Helos

Morocco has requested from the United States the procurement of several Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters, the US government revealed in its Country Commercial Guide listings.<br />The North African nation requested 24 of the latest-variant Apaches for USD1.5 billion as part of a wider equipment procurement programme for Morocco, which is...

Morocco has requested from the United States the procurement of several Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters, the US government revealed in its Country Commercial Guide listings.

The North African nation requested 24 of the latest-variant Apaches for USD1.5 billion as part of a wider equipment procurement programme for Morocco, which is looking to expand its defence budget to USD3.9 billion by 2022.

Prospective Foreign Military Sale (FMS) notifications of this nature are usually listed by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), although this particular request from Morocco has not been disclosed by the agency.

The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF), which operates all the military’s aviation assets, does not currently field a dedicated attack helicopter.

Source: www.janes.com