Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Borg Waits For No Customer

Flightglobal: "Israel runs out of time for more Apache upgrades"


Hey! If  Boeing couldn't be bothered to keep their 707 line open for the US Government to build new J-STARS airframes (and we know how big a headache that caused the Taxpayer) we can be pretty certain Israel expected no different for their Apache upgrade program:

A batch of three Israeli AH-64As are being worked on at a Boeing facility in the USA. They are scheduled to be redelivered between late 2012 and early 2013, with the first recently entering flight testing. 
Sources suggest Boeing will not commit to conducting additional upgrades from the A to D model which, if confirmed, will only leave Israel with the option of buying new-build Block III Apaches.


Pay for Play. No news here.

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