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Boeing, U.S. government sign $3.4 billion deal for AH-64E Apache helicopters

FILE PHOTO: The Boeing Company logo is projected on a wall at the "What's Next?" conference in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

(Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Thursday it had signed a $3.4 billion contract with the U.S. government through which the U.S. Army and an international customer will buy the latest Apache attack helicopter -- the Apache 'E' variant.

The Army will get 244 re-manufactured Apaches while the international customer will receive 24 new ones, the company said in a statement. http://bit.ly/2nfcHe6.

Boeing did not name the international customer.

(Reporting by Vishal Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler)