IAF gets first batch of 4 Apache attack helicopters from US
NEW DELHI: US aerospace major Boeing on Saturday handed over the first four of the 22 Apache attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force while another batch of four choppers will be delivered next week.
The delivery of the first batch of the AH-64E Apache helicopters to the IAF at the Hindan air base came nearly four years after a multi-billion dollar deal for the choppers was sealed.
Boeing said the first batch of the Apaches arrived in India and an additional four choppers will be delivered to the IAF next week.
The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters, and is flown by the US Army.
The IAF had signed a multi-billion dollar contract with the US government and Boeing Ltd in September 2015 for 22 Apache helicopters.
Senior IAF officials said the addition of the Apache fleet will significantly enhance the force's combat capabilities as the chopper has been customised to suit IAF's future requirements.
The company has delivered more than 2,200 Apaches to customers around the world since the aircraft entered production and India is the 14th nation to select it for its military.
"By 2020, the IAF will operate a fleet of 22 Apaches, and these first deliveries are ahead of schedule," Boeing said.
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Vivek Khanna•USA•7 hours ago •Follow
What a shameful act! India needs to buy its own LCH (Light Combat Helicopter) instead! 15-20 of these expensive machines will not help! Spares will become a problem once India goes against US!!,Sell these to someone and get our money back!
Dr•7 hours ago
Well getting Apaches fine but after imran's visit US again starting double game and resumed military aids
Valerian Pereira•india•8 hours ago
why cant we do same?
Valerian Pereira•india•8 hours ago
Chinese buy the latest models from advanced nations:Copy
add value..improve: frugal/rebesre engineer and mass produce and selll to the world and make their money while being busy at work and innovation..reserach
Bhaskar•8 hours ago
big mistake to buy from US. this country is the most self centered and untrustworthy country. their politicians go back on treaties.. if it satisfied their interest, they can lick their enemies' feets..
Aditya Gupta•9 hours ago
Stop buying american products. Focus more on European partners or russia
Ram Kapil•Unknown•9 hours ago
Somehow, I find it difficult to trust Americans ... I think India should develop strong ties with France and Russia...
True Fact•Unknown•10 hours ago
Sonjusen•India•10 hours ago
They know how to waste taxpayer''s money on expensive toys.
subhankar dey•Unknown•10 hours ago
Hope this doesn''t end like Boeing''s other planes.
Sunil Haridas•10 hours ago
Apache helicopter is a very very precious military asset. I expect IAF to maintain itin best conditions. Hope they don''t make MIG 21 or C 130 out of it.
Mahabali Yadav•Navi Mumbai•10 hours ago
India should avoid USA in any other new deal...
SJ•11 hours ago
Where is the progress with LCH?
p mohan•delhi•11 hours ago
AH-64E Apache halicopters are reported to worlds dealiest halicopter . . with night vision it will give strong teeth to fight terrorist in kasmir,R
AH-64E型“阿帕奇”武装直升机是全球最可靠的直升机 . .凭借夜视能力，阿帕奇将成为打击恐怖分子的强大武器
Aaaa•11 hours ago
Why India is buying US products?? We should buy more Russian and European equipment.
Vishal•11 hours ago
Anything of US should be banned
17496Da DaIndia21 hours ago
Modi Govt taking much interest in making Armed Forces strong by acquiring defence equipments on priority basis. Rafale deal must be completed soon which is need of hour for Air Force as there were no purchases of fighters for last 20 years
Hariom Sharma21 hours ago
ALL CREDIT TO MODI FOR SPEEDY MAKE UP OF ARMED FORCES REQUIREMENTS OF ARMS AMMUNITION AND UNIFORMS.
Keysman K21 hours ago
Wonderful to see this information well done to Modiji government
harmendra21 hours ago
Build Indian Air Force Base in Afghan!!
Javed Badshahuae19 hours ago
IAF should scan these birds thoroughly and sanitize them of bugs the yankees may have planted to spy on our air force installations. After all American yankees are double crossers can ditch us for the Pakis to whom they are selling the F16 and Missiles systems to match Indian purchases from Russia of S-400 system missiles.
SclIndia20 hours ago
IAF must not use them to transport VVIPs and their wives/kids . .
Shankarnarayan SarmaGhaziabad(UP)17 hours ago
All credit goes to PM Modi. In his leadership our country''s security is getting stronger day by day.
Lumteeng Chapaktu18 hours ago
A technology as old as Tejas 35 years old has been inducted and BIackies are doing all sorts of dances to celebrate it.