Boeing Receives Order from India for 22 Apache and 15 Chinook Helicopters

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By Dino D'Amore September 30, 2015 19:42

Boeing Receives Order from India for 22 Apache and 15 Chinook Helicopters

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions.

India will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Both are the newest models of those aircraft.

“This is a milestone in Boeing’s expanding commitment to India,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India. “This acquisition enhances the Indian Air Force’s capabilities and offers us an opportunity to further accelerate ‘Make in India.’ Large sections of the Chinook fuselage are already manufactured in India and discussions are ongoing with our Indian partners to make Apache parts.”

“These new aircraft will provide world-class capabilities to meet the Indian Air Force’s missions today, tomorrow and well into the future,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift division. “This agreement represents another major step forward in our long and successful relationship with India.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore September 30, 2015 19:42