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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Army orders 84 advanced helicopters over the last month worth a total of $1.1 billion

AH-64E ApacheThe past month has seen the U.S. military on a buying spree for advanced helicopters designed for a wide range of tasks from reconnaissance to attack.

Since late January U.S. Army aviation authorities have announced orders for 84 helicopters worth about $1.1 billion.

The three separate orders are for 35 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for the U.S. Army; eight AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for the government of Indonesia; and 41 UH-72A Lakota light helicopters for the U.S. Army.

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