The agency has notified Congress, which will weigh in. If lawmakers clear the potential deal, negotiations will begin between the country and the supplier, during which the price and quantity are subject to change.

Kuwait wants to buy eight new AH-64Es and plans to remanufacture the 16 AH-64 Delta models it purchased in 2005 into the E-model configuration.

The purchase would include new and remanufactured T700-GE-701D engines, new and remanufactured AN/AAR-57 Counter Missile Warning Systems, and embedded GPS with inertial navigation and multimode receivers.

The Apaches will come equipped with AN/ASQ-170(V) modernized target acquisition and designation sights and AN/AAQ-11 pilot night vision sensor electronic units, plus AN/APG Longbow fire control radars.

The helicopters would also have M299 AGM-114 Hellfire missile launchers as well as Hydra 70mm rocket launchers and M23El 30mm chain guns.

The contractors who will supply capability as part of this sale include Boeing, which manufactures the AH-64; Lockheed Martin, which supplies Hellfire missile launchers as well as the day and night vision sensors; and General Electric, which supplies the engines.

The Netherlands is one of the more recent customers to upgrade all of its AH-64Ds to E models in 2018.