New defence contract for Suffolk helicopters

A Wattisham based Apache attack helicopter Credit: ITV Anglia

Army commanders say a new contract to service attack helicopters based at Wattisham in Suffolk will save the tax payer millions of pounds.

The Apache fleet has seen extensive service in Afghanistan Credit: ITV Anglia

The Ministry of Defence has signed a six year deal which its says will simplify the supply chain and improve technical support for the Apache fleet.