MESA, Arizona, February 23, 2022 –Boeing [NYSE:BA] was awarded a $103.7 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense in a Foreign Military Sale for eight AH-6 Light Attack Reconnaissance Helicopters to Thailand. The contract also includes spare parts, training devices, support equipment and technical publications for the Royal Thai Army.
The deal paves the way for the Royal Thai Army to replace its fleet of aging AH-1F Cobras as part of the country’s defense modernization efforts. The aircraft will be produced in Mesa, Arizona, with deliveries scheduled through 2024.
“We welcome Thailand’s selection of the Boeing AH-6 Light Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter and look forward to working with the U.S. and Thai governments in the Foreign Military Sales process,” he said. said Jessie Farrington, director of business development for attack helicopter programs. “From its unrivaled power-to-weight ratio to its extensive suite of integrated digital communications, the AH-6 offers superior performance, capability and versatility and will be a force multiplier for the Royal Thai Army.”
Thailand is Boeing’s second-largest international customer for the aircraft. Boeing has a long, proven track record as a trusted partner to Thai aviation and defense customers for over 60 years.
Benefiting from the ongoing modernization efforts of the AH-64 Apache, the AH-6 features an advanced mission computer capable of processing large amounts of data and quickly sharing system information with the rest of the aircraft – improving safety and situational awareness, enabling faster decision-making, reducing pilot workload and reducing support costs throughout the aircraft’s life cycle.
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