Sunday, August 20, 2017

Army to get 6 new Boeing Apache attack helicopters

The Defence Acquisition Council has cleared the purchase of six more Boeing Co Apache helicopters in a deal worth close to Rs4,200 crore ($654.6 million), sources in the defence ministry said.

The AH-64E Apache multi-role combat helicopters, considers as among the most advanced, will come with associated equipment, including spares, training and ammunition. The four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter has a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew.

It is equipped with a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and has a major systems redundancy to improve combat survivability.
19/08/17 Bill Cooke/Gears of Biz