The Republic of Singapore has signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the U.S. government for 12 additional AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters. The terms of the purchase option, signed this week, have not been disclosed.
Singapore, which had previously ordered eight Apache Longbows, was the third international customer to select the next-generation Apache, considered the standard for combat helicopters worldwide.
Through July, Boeing has delivered 242 of the 640 AH-64D Apaches ordered by U.S. and international customers. The U.S. Army and defense forces from eight nations fly or have ordered AH-64A and AH-64D Apaches.
The AH-64D Apache Longbow, built by Boeing in Mesa, Ariz., is the most capable, survivable and maintainable attack helicopter in the world. It the world's only fourth-generation attack helicopter in production, and it is the only combat helicopter in service with the ability to rapidly detect, classify, prioritize and engage stationary or moving enemy targets at standoff ranges in nearly all weather environments. The AH-64D offers the most modern technology of any attack helicopter in the world.