Army To Get Its Own Attack Helicopters

NEW DELHI:  It’s official, the army is going to purchase six US built Apache attack helicopters within the next six months in a deal in the vicinity of $655 million dollars.

The centre authorised the buying, and now the army will operate its own attack helicopters for the first time.

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Indications are that the army’s Apaches will be deployed on the Western Front.

Two years back, India bought 22 Apache and 15 heavy-lift Chinook helicopters from Boeing for $3 billion.

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The helicopters the army has ordered comes with anti-tank missiles, rockets and a 30 mm gun.

For so long,  the army has been trying to convince the Defence Ministry regarding its requirements.


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