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Milestone

1507 lb 25August 14, Mesa, Arizona:  A special ceremony was convened by McDonnel Douglas to commemorate a landmark for the world’s ranking multi-role helicopter.  The 600th AH-64 Apache rolled off the production lines.  And there is more to come, as the Apache—like any other weapons system—continues to evolve.

In August 1989, McDonnel Douglas received a contract amounting to $194.5 million.  These monies will see to the conversion of four AH-64s into the LONGBOW type.  Present production schedules call for the modification of 227 Apaches into the LONGBOW configuration, with deliveries set to commence in 1994.