1st batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters reaches India
1st batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack helicopters arrived at Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The 1st batch consists of 4 out of 22 choppers ordered by India from United States.
In coming week 4 more Apaches will be arriving and thereafter, 8 will be moved to Pathankot Air Force Station for their formal induction in IAF in September 2019.
About AH-64E Apache
It is the world’s most advanced Multi-Role Combat Helicopter. It is used by US Army as well as by growing number of international defence forces.
Since the aircraft entered production Boeing has delivered over 2,200 Apaches to customers around the world so far. India is 14th nation to select Apache.
Features: Besides greater thrust and lift, joint digital operability, cognitive decision aiding and improved survivability AH-64E Apache is uniquely suited to meet commander’s needs such as security, reconnaissance, peacekeeping operations as well as lethal attack in both land and littoral environments all without reconfiguration.
It is most modern variant of Apache and is also flown by U. S. Army.
It has latest technology insertions that maintain its standing as world’s best attack helicopter.
It is only available combat helicopter with a spectrum of capabilities for virtually any mission requirement.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019
Category: Defence Current Affairs