The US Army has awarded a $279.6 million contract to McDonnell Douglas (MDC) covering the remanufacture of the first 18 AH-64D Longbow Apache attack helicopters. The contract paves the way for first deliveries to begin in March 1997, and marks the start of negotiations with the US Army for a five-year agreement covering "at least" 232 AH-64Ds, according to MDC.

Source: Flight International