SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Indian Army had placed orders for six Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters in 2020 and will start sending Indian Army personnel to the United States for training to operate this gunship that was part of the deal by end of this year. Indian Army’s Aviation Corps (AAC) will be sending pilot and ground staff for training in batches as it will start getting the first lof helicopters from Boeing from next year onwards.
AH-64E Apache attack helicopter to be delivered to AAC will have Made in India fuselage developed by the Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited facility in Hyderabad. Boeing’s AH-64 Apache manufacturing facility in Mesa, AZ has commenced work on the first lot of Apache attack helicopter that is meant for the Indian Army.
Army’s Aviation Corps (AAC) is looking also to procure from state-owned HAL-made Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) in near future to compliment AH-64 Apache in support of its strike corps. Indian Army will also be getting 180 AGM-114L-3 Hellfire Longbow missiles, 90 AGM-114R-3 Hellfire II missiles, and 200 Stinger Block I-92H missiles,30 mm cannons ammunition as part of the deal.
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