The agency has notified Congress, which will weigh up. If the legislature approves the potential deal, negotiations will begin between the country and the supplier, which may change the price and quantity.
Kuwait is looking to purchase eight new AH-64Es and plans to convert the 16 AH-64 Delta models purchased in 2005 to the E-model configuration.
The purchase would include new and refurbished T700-GE-701D engines, new and refurbished AN / AAR-57 anti-missile warning systems, and embedded GPS with inertial navigation and multimode receivers.
The Apaches will be equipped with modernized target acquisition and designation sights AN / ASQ-170 (V) and electronic units of the night vision sensor AN / AAQ-11 as well as AN / APG long-bow fire control radars.
The helicopters would also have M299 AGM-114 Hellfire rocket launchers, as well as Hydra 70mm rocket launchers and M23El 30mm chain cannons.
Contractors providing capacity as part of this sale include Boeing, which manufactures the AH-64; Lockheed Martin, who supplies Hellfire missile launchers and day and night vision sensors; and General Electric, which supplies the motors.
The Netherlands is one of the youngest customers to upgrade all AH-64Ds to e-models in 2018.