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Indian Apache and Chinook First Flights


The first of an eventual 22 AH-64Es for India during its first flight. Photo: Boeing

Boeing has announced the Indian Air Force’s initial AH-64E Apache and Chinook helicopters have completed their first flights.

India ultimately will receive 22 AH-64E Apaches and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinooks. Deliveries will start next year.

David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift, said: “We look forward to delivering this phenomenal capability to India.

“From coastal operations to high-altitude mountainous missions, these aircraft will play vital roles with the Indian armed forces.”

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