The date will arrive shortly when India will get its Apache and Chinook military helicopters. The American Aerospace giant Boeing confirmed about the successful first flight of Apache and Chinook and it will be delivered to India by next year.
India is reinforcing its armed forces by purchasing 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers from Boeing. The deal was finalised by the govt in September 2015
Boeing India president Pratyush Kumar shared this sterling news and said that “First flight of India’s Apache and Chinook helicopters are important milestones towards strengthening Indian armed forces’ capabilities”
He even told that Tata Boeing joint venture in Hyderabad is working on the complete fuselage of the Apache whereas Indian Industry partner such as Dynamatics is producing large sections of Chinook. India will receive the most updated CH-47F Chinook helicopters and AH-64E Apache.
Last Year, The defence ministry purchased six Apache helicopters along with weapons systems from Boeing at a cost of Rs 4,168 crore for the Army. This comes under the first fleet of attack choppers.
The new advanced AH-64E Apache is a multi-role attack helicopter. It has latest features like joint digital operability, cognitive decision aiding and improved survivability.
On the other hand, the Chinook is used for transport of troops, equipment, artillery and fuels. It is a multi-role, verticle-lift platform chopper. Its uses are even stretched for humanitarian and disaster-relief operations, mass expulsion of refugees from prone areas and even for transportation of relief stocks.
Indian had been even bestowed with the status of a “US major defence partner” which permits it to accommodate license-free access to a wide range of military and dual-use technologies.
Recently Indian have even inked the deal of S-400 Triumph advanced Air Defense Systems with Russia.
The Govt. is enhancing the Indian armed forces with the latest weapons and defense systems. The new additions in the home multiply the safety of the country.