Indian Air Force Gets The Approval For All New Apache Helicopters: All You Need To Know About This Beast Air Fighter ~ TwilightBox

Indian Air Force Gets The Approval For All New Apache Helicopters: All You Need To Know About This Beast Air Fighter

Indian Air Force Gets The Approval For All New Apache Helicopters: All You Need To Know About This Beast Air Fighter-


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The Defence Ministry on Thursday cleared a proposal to procure six Apache attack helicopters for the Indian army at a cost of Rs 4,168 crore. Said to be among one of world’s most advanced helicopters, AH-64 Apache is also used by the US Army among armed forces of other countries. Also known as Apache Guardian, this is a multi-role combat helicopter that can function smoothly in any weather and any point of time including night. The chopper is primarily designed to help the ground troops and is said to be ‘lethal’ when it comes to destroying enemy tankers.

So here are few features of Apache Helicopters that you might like to know... 



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Have you ever seen a helicopter do a back-flip rollover?

Or come out of a nose dive and launching straight into attack?

Not only does the Apache AH-64 — a multi-role attack helicopter — have guns that the gunner can control just by moving his head, it also boasts an impressive array of weaponry and a proven battlefield record going back to the early 1990s.

Apache 64-A is a four-blade, twin-turboshaft helicopter with a nose-mounted sensor suite that makes target acquisition simpler. The laser, infrared, and other systems makes the helicopter capable of locating, tracking, and attacking targets. It also has a combination of laser-guided precision Hellfire missiles, 70mm rockets, and a 30mm automatic cannon with up to 1,200 high-explosive, dual-purpose ammunition rounds.

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According to Boeing, the AH-64 is capable of classification and threat-prioritization of up to 128 stationary targets in less than a minute and engage with 16. That's right, 16. Apart from that the Apache AH-64E also has stealth characteristics, advanced sensors and beyond-visual-range missiles.

Fitted with air-to-air missiles, an Apache helicopter has the capability to take on enemy choppers and UAV, thereby providing support to ground troops. This variant can also operate over land, sea an That's one of the reasons it has been used extensively in the conflict zones of Afghanistan, and Iraq. Between 1984 and 1997, Boeing produced 937 AH-64As for the US Army, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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United States is the primary operator of Apache. The chopper is operational in other countries like Greece, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. India, initially had ordered 22 choppers in the month of September. The proposal for six choppers was finally cleared at a meeting of the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley 0n 17th of August 2017.


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