India is likely to buy 15 CH-47F Chinook transport and 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters before the end of the year, the Boeing officials were quoted as saying by Shephard.
"We expect that the contract award for the Chinook will come in the first half of the year, and the award for the Apache in the second half of the year," Leanne Caret, Boeing’s VP and GM of vertical-lift, were cited saying at the Singapore Airshow 2014.
Although Indian elections are to be held from 16 April to 13 May, Caret confirmed that she expects both contracts to be signed before the end of the year.
Proposals for the Chinook and Apache helicopters were made respectively in 2009 and 2010, and Caret noted that Boeing had been able to retain the cost of the contact over these four years.
The company is also eyeing Malaysia – which has an attack helicopter requirement with its AH-6 Little Bird offering. But the number of aircraft required and the timeline for acquiring them has not yet been decided, although they have concluded that they have a need for this.
During the show Boeing and partner Bell Helicopters also pitched their V-22 tiltrotor aircraft to the export market, following a formal request from Israel for six aircraft and an interest shown from Japan for 17 platforms.
AgustaWestland has won three contracts worth a total €130 million from North and Southeast Asian customers for the supply of 13 helicopters for both government and commercial roles, announced during the Singapore Air Show 2014. In particular, Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia signed a contract for ten AW139 helicopters for offshore missions, bringing the total number of AW139s that will be operated by it to 34
The Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey is making its debut at the Singapore air show 2014 for the very first time. Two squadrons of the V-22 are currently deployed with US Marine Corps in-country, following the initial deployment of the said aircraft at Japan base in 2012
Bigger and more powerful Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with advanced capabilities are being showcased by a various defense companies at the Singapore Air Show this week. The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled the latest version of the Heron UAV called the Super Heron HF
ST Aerospace and Alenia Aermacchi are set to deliver the last of the 12 M-346 new generation advanced trainers to the Republic of Singapore Air Force(RSAF) in March 2014, under the contract signed in late 2010. Currently, a total of 10 aircraft have been delivered along with the delivery of the relevant ground based training system and the associated M-346 initial logistics support package
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) today unveiled its new Super Heron heavy fuel Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at the Singapore Air Show 2014. Mr
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Boeing has extended the price deadline for the Indian $2.5 billion contract to procure 22 Boeing Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook Heavy-lift helicopters by another three months
India has offered a follow-on order of 39 AH-63D Apache helicopters in addition to the 22 being negotiated to cut down costs, Indian media reported. India had earlier offered to buy 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers along with four P-8I anti-submarine warfare aircraft from the US
Indian M0Ds defense acquisition council is expected to approve purchase of Apache attack and Chinook heavy-lift choppers worth $2.5 billion once they meet in Delhi on July 19, according to media reports
Boeing will develop the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for Nasa. The contract is valued at $2
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The Indian Defense Ministry will set up an “end to end” e-procurement platform for all future sales, according to the Indian Express. Any procurement costing over $1 million will be sources through the new platform as of June 6
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