Sep 19, 2014
Saudi Arabia begins receiving new AH-64E Apache
At least three AH-64E helicopter have arrived in the kingdom having been transported from Boeing's production facility in Arizona. Saudi media has reported that the helicopters' arrival coincided with the graduation of the first pilots and maintainers.
The Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) has ordered 36 AH-64Es, the Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) has ordered 12, and the Saudi Royal Guard is looking to buy 10. Combined with the 12 AH-64A/D helicopters already fielded by the RSLF, these orders will make Saudi Arabia the largest Apache operator outside the United States.