First AH-64D Apache Longbow for Kuwait Delivered
19 Aug 2005
On August 17th, Boeing delivered the first AH-64D Apache Longbow to the U.S. government for its Foreign Military Sales contract with Kuwait for the purchase of 16 AH-64D attack helicopters. The aircraft will remain in the USA until next year undergoing a series of qualification tests.
Maintenance personnel from Kuwait are currently in the U.S. for training, and will be followed by Kuwaiti pilots later this year. No firm in-country delivery schedule or contract details have been announced.
Kuwait's ministry of defense initially signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the DoD in 2002, making Kuwait the seventh international defense force to select the AH-64D and the 11th Apache customer worldwide.