Second Batch of IAF Apache Helicopters Arrives in India

A second batch of four Boeing ‘AH-64E(I)’ Apache Guardian helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) arrived at the Hindon Air Force Station (AFS) on the outskirts of New Delhi on 30 July. A Boeing spokesperson told Jane’s on 7 August that the four twin-engined rotorcraft, which are part of a USD2.02 billion order placed by the service for 22 of...

A second batch of four Boeing ‘AH-64E(I)’ Apache Guardian helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) arrived at the Hindon Air Force Station (AFS) on the outskirts of New Delhi on 30 July.

An Apache Guardian attack helicopter for the IAF is seen here conducting flight manoeuvres at the Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona. The second batch of four Apache Guardians for the IAF arrived in India on 30 July. (Boeing)
An Apache Guardian attack helicopter for the IAF is seen here conducting flight manoeuvres at the Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona. The second batch of four Apache Guardians for the IAF arrived in India on 30 July. (Boeing)

A Boeing spokesperson told Jane’s on 7 August that the four twin-engined rotorcraft, which are part of a USD2.02 billion order placed by the service for 22 of these platforms in 2015, were flown from the United States to India aboard an Antonov An-124 ‘Condor’ strategic airlifter and have joined an equal number of Apache Guardians that were similarly delivered to the same location on 27 July.

Source: www.janes.com