Morocco prepares to receive 24 American Apache helicopters

Spanish newspaper “La Razón” reported that Morocco is preparing to receive 24 American Apache AH-64E attack helicopters after the kingdom reached an agreement with the United States earlier.

The Spanish newspaper revealed that the Royal Armed Forces are preparing to welcome this type of attack helicopters in the coming months. Reports have highlighted several military advantages offered by the Apache AH-64E helicopter, which will strengthen the defensive capabilities of the Moroccan army, helping to identify risks and address regional and international threats.

Reports indicate that the “new Apache helicopter has technologies to improve the accuracy of target designation, day and night, and has the ability to control drones, using an engine considered the best for military aircraft” .

The AH-64E Apache, whose production by Boeing began last year, is one of the best attack helicopters in the world, comparable only to some Russian models such as the Mi-28 Havoc or the Ka-52 Alligator.

The same sources add that the necessary preparations are underway at the Khouribga military base to accommodate the Apache squadrons, which will be armed with air-to-ground missiles of the Lockheed Martin AGM-114L/R Hellfire type, as well as groups of missiles advanced laser guided missiles from BAE Systems, and more than 5,000 70 mm missiles and air-to-air missiles of the Raytheon AIM-92H Stinger type, in accordance with the purchase contract concluded between Morocco and the United States.

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