The Philippines is considering either the AH-64E or the AH-1Z to modernize its attack helicopter capabilities. The proposed sale will assist the Philippines in developing and maintaining strong self-defense, counterterrorism, and critical infrastructure protection capabilities.
The State Department has approved Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Philippines of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion. The State Department also approved six AH-1Z attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $450 million.
The Foreign Military Sale includes 200 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, twelve M36E9 Hellfire Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM), 300 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Kits, and 1,700 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Guidance Sections.
This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in South-East Asia.
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