Boeing’s AH-6 light attack/reconnaissance helicopter is on an accelerating path to its first customer – the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) – and more demonstrations in coming months.

A Letter of Agreement with the SANG was developed last year, and Boeing is progressing on developing the aircraft working with Army offices in Huntsville, Alabama.

“We expect 24 aircraft to be sold,” said David Koopersmith, Boeing Vice President, Attack Helicopter Programs, during an October 22 briefing at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C. The agreement is likely to be completed around the middle of next year.