Motilal Oswal
  • SENSEX
    NIFTY 50
Motilal Oswal
Economy

Check out Indian Air Force's first Apache Guardian attack helicopter

Updated : 2019-05-11 15:18:52

US aerospace major Boeing has handed over first of the 22 Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force, nearly three-and-half years after a multi-billion dollar deal for the choppers was sealed. Senior IAF officials said the addition of AH-64E (I) Apache helicopter is a significant step towards modernisation of the force's chopper fleet. The helicopter has been customised to suit IAF's future requirements and would have significant capability in mountainous terrain, they said. The AH-64E Apache is a leading multi-role attack helicopter 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. The first batch of these helicopters is scheduled to be shipped to India by July this year. (Text credit: PTI)

IAF had signed a contract with US government and Boeing in September 2015 for 22 Apache helicopters. The first batch of these helicopters is scheduled to be shipped to India by July this year. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
IAF had signed a contract with US government and Boeing in September 2015 for 22 Apache helicopters. The first batch of these helicopters is scheduled to be shipped to India by July this year. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
Air Marshal AS Butola, represented the IAF and accepted the first Apache in a ceremony at Boeing production facility, representatives from US government were also present. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
Air Marshal AS Butola, represented the IAF and accepted the first Apache in a ceremony at Boeing production facility, representatives from US government were also present. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
The addition of AH-64 E (I) helicopter is a significant step towards the modernisation of Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
The addition of AH-64 E (I) helicopter is a significant step towards the modernisation of Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
The helicopter has been customised to suit IAF’s future requirements and would have significant capability in mountainous terrain. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
The helicopter has been customised to suit IAF’s future requirements and would have significant capability in mountainous terrain. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
The helicopter has the capability to carry out precision attacks at standoff ranges and operate in hostile airspace with threats from the ground. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
The helicopter has the capability to carry out precision attacks at standoff ranges and operate in hostile airspace with threats from the ground. (Image credit: IAF Facebook page)
Live TV

Ask Our Experts CNBC TV18