Saudi Arabia has begun receiving the first of its new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from Boeing, images posted online in early September appear to show.

According to these pictures, at least three AH-64E helicopter have arrived in the kingdom having been transported from Boeing’s Mesa production facility in Arizona aboard an Antonov An-124 ‘Condor’ strategic transport aircraft. Saudi media has reported that the helicopters’ arrival coincided with the graduation of the first pilots and maintainers.

Boeing had not responded to requests for comment by IHS Jane’s at the time of writing. […]