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Qatar: More Apaches on order

Qatar has gained approval from the United States to buy a further 24 AH-64E Apache Attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3bn. The package includes 2,500 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, 28 M230 30mm automatic chain guns, M230 automatic guns, 52 T700-GE-701D engines (allowing for two per aircraft and four spares), target acquisition and designation sights, pilot night vision sensors and fire control radars.

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