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The Apache-Longbow acquisition deal was divided into several steps. In the first step, an Israeli Apache attack helicopter was converted to the Longbow configuration, as used by the American Air Force, at a “Boeing” factory. The aircraft was then sent to undergo battery of tests and inspections after which it was returned to “Boeing”. Next, the plane was to be fitted with unique Israeli systems and transformed to the Israeli avionics configuration.