The Army has placed a $436.7 million order with Boeing [BA] for AH-64E Apache helicopters, the Pentagon announced Tuesday evening. 

Work on the deal is expected to be completed by the end of February 2025.

AH 64E ground to air shoot in the Arizona desert (Photo: Boeing)

Brig. Gen. Rob Barrie, the Army’s Program Executive Officer for Aviation, said last month the service is in the process of negotiating its final multi-year contract for its Apache helicopters, as well as its Black Hawks, as the service shifts its priority to the Future Vertical Lift fleet (Defense Daily, March 17). 

Paul Beuttenmuller, a Boeing spokesperson, previously told Defense Daily this final multi-year contract is likely to be awarded in the first quarter of 2022 and would cover deliveries of AH-64Es through 2027.