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IAF gets last of 5 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from Boeing

11th July, 2020 Security

Apache Helicopters:

  • It comes equipped with laser and infrared systems for day-night operations and armed with air to surface Hellfire missiles, 70 mm rockets and an automatic cannon.
  • The helicopter has the capability to carry out precision attacks at standoff ranges and operate in hostile airspace with threats from ground.
  • The ability of these helicopters, to transmit and receive the battlefield picture, to and from the weapon systems through data networking makes it a lethal acquisition.

Apache deal:

  • The Indian government had placed an order for 22 AH- 64 E Apache helicopters as a part of a $1.4 billion deal that was signed in September 2015.

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/iaf-gets-last-of-5-ah-64e-apache-attack-helicopters-from-boeing/article32048298.ece