Indian Army to Get Six Additional Boeing Apache Helicopters for $650M

  • Our Bureau
  • 05:23 AM, August 18, 2017
  • 3460
Indian Army to Get Six Additional Boeing Apache Helicopters for $650M
AH-64E Apache helicopter

Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved purchase of six additional AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from Boeing for $650 million.

“DAC approved procurement of six Apache helicopters along with associated equipment for the army totally about $650mn,” AFP reported quoting a text message from an unnamed official Friday.

The deal was approved exclusively for the army, two defense ministry sources were quoted as saying by the agency without any more details including a date for delivery.

The initial batch of 22 Apaches — equipped with Hellfire and Stinger missiles — replaced the Indian Air Force's ageing fleet. Soon after the first Apache acquisition, the army put in a separate request for a fleet of at least 39, one of the officials said.

It will be the first time the Indian army has received attack helicopters and it hopes to deploy the craft along India's high-altitude frontiers — particularly its border in the east with regional rival China.

Also Read

Boeing, Tata JV To Manufacture Apache Chopper Fuselage

December 3, 2015 @ 12:32 PM

Boeing, Tata Indian JV To Produce Apache Helicopter Aerostructures

November 9, 2015 @ 07:57 AM

Boeing Plans To Assemble Either Chinook Or Apache Helicopters In India

October 16, 2015 @ 02:22 PM

India To Receive First Boeing Apache, Chinook Helicopters By 2018.

October 1, 2015 @ 01:23 PM

India Signs $3Billion Contract With Boeing, US Government For Apache, Chinook Helicopters

September 29, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Boeing Apache, Chinook Helicopter Deal Approved By Indian Cabinet

September 22, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Tata-Boeing Inaugurate Apache Helicopter Fuselages Facility

March 1, 2018 @ 01:49 PM

Lockheed, Boeing to Remanufacture Netherlands’ Apache Helicopters for $1.191 Billion

February 21, 2018 @ 06:02 AM

Boeing Awarded $202M Modification Contract Of 22 Apache Helicopters

September 1, 2017 @ 04:59 AM

Boeing's Apache helicopters' Fuselages To Be Made in India

August 29, 2017 @ 04:01 PM

India's ITI Competing To Bag $1 billion Army Contract To Deliver Communication

August 24, 2017 @ 02:48 PM

India Likely To Approve 100% Foreign Direct Investment In Defence Sector

August 22, 2017 @ 12:38 PM