Foreign Military Sales Shore Up U.S. Army Multi-Year Deals

By Tony Osborne
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
October 14, 2013
Credit: Boeing

Export customers are playing a key role in shoring up production for the wave of U.S. Army helicopters entering service.

The U.S. Army is openly widening its pursuit of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs, closely engaging with the manufacturers in pushing Boeing's AH-64E Apache and the CH-47F Chinook, as well as Sikorsky's UH-60M Black Hawk, in a bid to help secure the Army's multiyear buys and the economies of scale needed to deliver lower per-unit prices.

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