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Tue, 31 July 2018

Indian Air Force’s New Apache and Chinook Helicopters Complete Inaugural Flights

Boeing and India recently took a significant step towards modernizing the Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet by completing the first flights of Apache and Chinook helicopters destined for delivery next year.

The first AH-64E Apache for India recently completed its first flight. Boeing will deliver 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters to India beginning in 2019. Picture: Boeing. Click to enlarge.

“We look forward to delivering this phenomenal capability to India,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift. “From coastal operations to high-altitude mountainous missions, these aircraft will play vital roles with the Indian armed forces.”

The Indian Air Force has ordered 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook transport helicopters.

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