The US State Department has approved the potential sale of thirty-six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment to Morocco.
The potential contract would be worth an estimated $4.25 billion, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and would include AN/ASQ-170 modernized target acquisition and designation sights, modernized pilot night vision sensors, fire control radars with radar electronic units and radar frequency interferometers.
Also included would be 551 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, 60 AGM-114L Hellfire missiles, 588 advanced precision kill weapon system kits, AAR-57 common missile warning systems, and 200 AIM-92H Stinger missiles.
Other systems include automatic guns, 2.75-inch rockets, 30mm rounds, communication systems and spares.
Prime contractors would be Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin.
The twin-engine attack helicopter is in use with the armed forces Egypt, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the UK.
The Royal Moroccan Air Force currently operates 24 Aerospatiale Gazelle that began deliveries in the 1970s and have to be replaced.