Things To Know About Apache
Helicopters That lndia Will
Acquire From US:
The Apache helicopter is the Army’s primary attack helicopter, and is considered the most durable helicopter in military aviation history. Made by the Boeing Co., the Apache first entered Army service in 1984. It’s built for combat situations and can withstand rounds as large as 23 mm.
The Apache has been an active part of nearly all Army operations since its introduction, playing a particularly key role in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 50-foot-long Apache flies with a crew of two: a pilot and co-pilot gunner. They carry out armed reconnaissance missions. The helicopter has radar-guided Hellfire anti-tank missiles, an arsenal with which to complete its primary mission: destroying high-value targets with precision strikes.
India and the US have signed a deal for
the supply of 22 Apache helicopters,
considered one of the world’s most lethal
combat machines, to the Indian security
forces, making it one of the few nations
to have such a high-tech aircraft in its
It is equipped with a nose-mounted sensor suite to select targets, night _V|sion, Hellfire missiles and Hydro 70 rocket pods, among other things.
India will purchase 22 of Such latest version with latest Block Ill configuration
The helicopter is designed for all kinds of missions, and hence it is stealthy and versatile.
It also has laser and infrared systems for all-weather operation अबility.
This will perhaps be lndias first pure attack helicopter in its possession.