Air Platforms

IAF to begin inducting Apache helicopters in August

11 April 2019

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is scheduled to take delivery in August of the first four of 22 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters it had ordered in September 2015 for INR139.5 billion (USD2.02 billion).

Boeing sources told Jane’s on 11 April that the twin-engined helicopters will be transported by a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft to Pathankot Air Force Station in northern India, where they are to be assembled ahead of their formal induction into service by the end of the year.

Delivery of the remaining 18 platforms is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, Boeing sources confirmed.

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