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Boeing wins Apache Longbow trainer order

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Boeing has won an Egyptian order to provide a new Apache Longbow helicopter crew trainer.

Boeing said in a statement last week it had "been awarded a $20 million contract to provide an AH-64D Apache Longbow Crew Trainer -- LCT -- and Life Cycle Support to the Egyptian air force. The LCT, a full-mission, high fidelity flight simulator, provides training for Apache Longbow helicopter crews."

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"We are committed to guaranteeing the readiness and safety of our customers," said Tony Jones, Boeing vice president, Training Systems and Services. "The LCT is extremely successful in preparing our U.S. Apache Longbow crews, and we are excited to see that our international customers have recognized the value and capabilities of this proven device."

Boeing said it was "scheduled to deliver the LCT in July 2009. Designed to reduce recurring maintenance costs, the newly-improved LCT incorporates the latest architecture technologies and replaces aircraft components with simpler, PC-friendly software. The contract also includes two years of spares, operator and maintainer training, one year of contractor-logistics support and an option for an additional year of contractor-logistics support to be exercised at a later date."

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Boeing described its Integrated Defense Systems unit as "one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32.4 billion business with 72,000 employees worldwide."

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