New Delhi: In a massive boost to the Indian Air Force, Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading defence manufacturer. Boeing’s advanced aircraft and services focus play an important role in mission-readiness for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.
Boeing India took to Twitter and said, ” Thank you, @IAF_MCC for your partnership. We’re happy to have completed the deliveries of the 22 #AH64-E Apache and 15 #Chinook helicopters to India.”
— Boeing India (@Boeing_In) July 10, 2020
“With this delivery of military helicopters, we continue to nurture this partnership and are fully committed to working closely with Indian defence forces to deliver the right value and capabilities to meet their operational needs,” Surendra Ahuja, Managing Director, Boeing Defence India, said.
India is one of 17 nations to select the Apache and has the most advanced variant, the AH-64E Apache that is also flown by the U.S. and many other countries, read the statement.
The AH-64E Apache is designed and equipped with an open systems architecture including the latest communications, navigation, sensor and weapon systems, the statement said.
It is uniquely suited to meet a commander`s needs, including reconnaissance, security, peacekeeping operations, and lethal attack, across myriad environments – without reconfiguration, the statement added.
“The tandem-rotor helicopter has been the “world`s most reliable and efficient heavy-lift helicopter for more than 50 years, allowing customers to operate in climatic (hot), altitude (high), and crosswind conditions that typically keep other helicopters from flying,” the statement noted.
The CH-47F(I) Chinook contains a modern machined airframe, a common avionics architecture system (CAAS) cockpit, and a digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS).
The Ministry of Defence had finalised its order with Boeing for the production, training and support of 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters in September 2015.