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Apache AH-64E: Indian Army to get world’s “most advanced” multi-role attack helicopter; 6 facts

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Fri August 18 2017, 6:06 pm
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    Apache AH-64-E armed helicopters for the Indian Army! The Defence Acquisition Council led by Arun Jaitley has cleared the proposal to acquire 6 Apache attack helicopters for the Indian Army. The Apache multi-role helicopters, manufactured by US major Boeing, would pack a potent punch and give India a big leg up in its defence capabilities. This will be the first fleet of Apache choppers for the Indian Army. The deal is worth Rs 4,168 crore. We take a look at some significant facts about the Apache AH-64E helicopter and how it will be a shot in the arm for the Indian Army. (Image by Boeing)

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    Pratyush Kumar, President at Boeing India told Financial Express Online that the AH-64E Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter. "It's noteworthy that under Prime Minister Modi's Make in India initiative, AH-64 Apache fuselages and other aero structures are being manufactured at the Tata Boeing Aerospace joint venture facility in Hyderabad," he said. The Apache AH-64E is the most modern version of the chopper and is also flown by the US Army. (Image by Boeing)

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    According to Boeing, the Apache features "enhanced performance, joint digital operability, improved survivability and cognitive decision aiding". (Image by Boeing)
    >br /> The Apache helicopters boast of advanced weapons systems and night-fighting features. Boeing claims that the Apache can "classify and prioritise" as many as 128 targets in less than 60 seconds. (Image by Boeing)

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    Reports suggest that the attack helicopters will come equipped with Stinger and Hellfire missiles. The helicopters have a maximum cruise speed of 284 kmph, says Boeing. (Image by Boeing)

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    Other salient features of the Apache are: Height - 15.24 ft; Wing Span - 17.15 ft; Primary mission gross weight - 6,838 kg; Vertical rate of climb - more than 2,000 ft per minute; Maximum rate of climb - more than 2,800 ft per minute; Maximum level flight speed - more than 279 kilometers per hour. (Image by Boeing)

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    Meanwhile the Indian Air Force is getting 22 Apache helicopters that will be armed with Hellfire missiles, Stinger missiles and fire-control radars, various reports say. (Image by Boeing)

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      Rajeev Rastogi
      Aug 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm
      सिर्फ ६ हेलीकाप्टर से क्या होगा. देश बहुत बड़ा है तो या तो ऐसे हेलीकाप्टर देश में बनाये जाएँ वो भी तुरंत अथवा उस समय तक 200 हेलीकाप्टर तो आयात किये जाएँ ! धन्यवाद !
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        Akshar
        Aug 20, 2017 at 9:35 am
        It is nowhere written that we are buying only six helicopters
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