In big boost, IAF gets first Apache Guardian attack helicopter
NEW DELHI: The first Apache Guardian attack helicopter AH-64E (I) was formally handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona, US on Friday.
新德里: 周五，在美国亚利桑那州梅萨的波音生产基地，首架“阿帕奇卫士”攻击直升机AH-64E (I)被正式移交给印度空军(IAF)。
Air Marshal AS Butola, who represented the IAF, accepted the first Apache in a ceremony at Boeing production facility in the US.
The IAF will induct 22 Apaches by March 2020 under the Rs 13,952 crore deal inked with the US in September 2015.
The first batch of these helicopters is scheduled to be shipped to India by July. Selected aircrew and ground crew have undergone training at the training facilities at US Army base Fort Rucker, Alabama.
The addition of Apache is an important step towards modernisation of the IAF’s helicopter fleet.
The Apaches are armed with stinger air-to-air missiles, Hellfire Longbow air-to-ground missiles, guns and rockets. AH-64E Apache is one of the leading multi-role attack helicopters globally and is flown by the US Army.
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Diwakar • Mysore • 2 hours ago
The deal was signed in 2015 and got delivery in 2019. If it was Congress government they would have spent 4 years just to finalize their commission.
Diwakar • 1 hour ago
Exactly !!!! They haggle and haggle like vegetable market vendors for their commission for decades leaving the country and armed forces vulnerable .... they will sacrifice national security for their familie''s personal gain... Time to make that family history forever this month.... !!
没错! ! ! !几十年来，他们就像菜市场上的小贩一样为了回扣讨价还价，导致这个国家和军队不堪一击……为了家族利益，他们牺牲国家安全。是时候让这个家族退出历史舞台，就在这个月……! !
Diwakar • New Delhi • 1 hour ago
Seeing their track record, 4 years to finalize the commission would have been outstanding! i doubt..
看看他们过去的表现，4年能谈好回扣就非常不错了! 对此都表示怀疑 .
Shashank Iyengar • 2 hours ago
My great country is really developing. All thanks to Modiji for his able administration. Earlier, we used to have defence partnership ONLY with great Russia and to some extent with Sweden (Bofors). Now we’ve France, US, all time friend Russia and Israel too onboard with us. Mera Bharath Mahaan..
Shashank Iyengar • 2 hours ago
America is selling its top attack helicopter to India because of China India is the same buying with so much money when there are poor in the country doesn’t mean inda is changing.
Cybe Tron • 13 mins ago
U won’t get the difference coz ur IQ is same as pappu..worlds 6th largest economy can’t be poor...India is a rich country with lots and lots of poor people�
Dr Vidyadhar Yellutla • Bangalore • 2 hours ago
Choice is yours voters, BJP policy nation first, party next individual last, where as for Ferozkhangrace family first, party next and nation last.
Dr Vidyadhar Yellutla • 59 mins ago
Beautifully said. We the Indian voter need to think wisely and through this scamgress cochroch to the dustbin for ev.India has started marching ahead to a resurgent India. Cant wait anymore for anybody. Jai ho NaMo.
Raul • Moon • 2 hours ago
Love how Russia, France, US, UK, Japan are much closer to India than it was 5 years ago.
Raul Vinci urf Rahul G • 47 mins ago
We have to progress and come much closer to civilised countries like Japan France etc.
Krishnan Nair • 2 hours ago
IAF will become more stronger with the induction of Rafale. Well done NDA!
Peace Parmar • Pune • 2 hours ago
Papukhan must be crying huge kickback went of from hand
Peace Parmar • 1 hour ago
Papu''s mother, queen Sonia Miano Fake Gandhi is the 4th richest women in the world! Just being head of Congress.
Krishna • 2 hours ago
Under Modi leadership, India will become a very strong super power.
Krishna Kumar • 1 hour ago
Absolutely. When borders (including terrorism) are taken care of, the in-house problems can be handled easily.
nrvtimes • 2 hours ago
Nice to see our defence forces getting latest technology in the past few years....good going...
Sumit • 2 hours ago
Great effort by Mr.Modi team..modernisation of forces should be top priority...from years Congress has paralysed the military..
Raul • Moon • 2 hours ago
These apache helicopters are not given to just about any country please mind this fact only very close allies because of fear of reverse engineering. This tells us how much India is valued in eyes of US
Raul Vinci urf Rahul G • 1 hour ago
His was done because of China and India has never been capable of doing even reverse engineering like China.
secreteyes • timbhakasurtu • 2 hours ago
Let the pak*s start going bankrupt first. Would love to see them go brupt at the soonest. Amen
Rahul Pal • Kolkata • 2 hours ago
Atleast we got this Apache Guardian but Dassault Rafale should and must also be delivered on time so that it will significantly increase our security strength.
Rahul Pal • Location • 1 hour ago
With distructive opposition crying fault every time there will be delays
Pranay • India • 2 hours ago
Mr Modi - My Sincere Thanks to you .
For the constant effort to strengthen the Armed Forces. And thereby recovering from Sabotaging their strength- which was meticulously executed by Congress.
Ajinkya • 2 hours ago
Modiji always tried to strengthen National defence, with "Nation First" has been his priority. Congress have ruined India for decades.
AROP • 1 hour ago
first time in a short time deal was finalized. Elect Modi for more wonderful work. ..
Rajesh Bhardwaj • 1 hour ago
Congress might be counting lost commission dollars
Krishna • Bangalore • 2 hours ago
We want Modi ji.. Can you give ths helicopter to Modi ji fr election campaign he ll return after election.. We want him to show case his achievements to Raga dumb Bhakt..
Subhash Rai • 2 hours ago
We need more helicopters like this
Rupali Duggal • 2 hours ago
True...fully agree that Nehruvian era foreign policy of Non-alignment did much harm to India's interests.... gained nothing from this foreign policy...If Congis and and its allies come to power again then it will prove disastrous for India...
There is an urgent need that this Modi government must continue for another term...
John Tulip • Pune • 2 hours ago
Deal signed in 2015 delivered in 2019 . Thats Modi govt for you
Nikos • Mumbai • 2 hours ago
Great news ! India needs a strong govt , a strong leadership that is decisive and nationalistic .
Prabir • 2 hours ago
Bad news for RG , missed opportunity for handsome kickback.