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India adopts the first eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

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The Indian Army conducted a combat deployment of the first eight Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters received from the United States. The ceremony was held on September 3 of 2019 of the year at Pathankot airbase in Punjab, fifty kilometers from the border with Pakistan.


India adopts the first eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters


The Indian Air Force commissioned the first eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters purchased in the United States. Helicopters will be based at Pathankot Air Base in Punjab, 50 km from the border with Pakistan. Helicopters were delivered to India in disassembled condition in July and August of this year in batches of 4 vehicles, and were assembled at the Hindon air base near Delhi, after which they were relocated to Pathankot air base. The rest of the 14 vehicles from the 22 ordered will arrive in India next year.



Recall that the agreement between India and the United States to supply 22 helicopters AH-64E Apache Guardian was signed 28 September 2015 of the year. Except the helicopter IAF obtained even accompanying weapons and equipment, which includes 12 radar AN / APG-76 Longbow, 812 guided missiles AGM-114L-3 Longbow Hellfire and 542 rocket GM-114R-3 Hellfire II, and 242 FIM rocket -92H Stinger Block I in the air-to-air variant.

Indian pilots who will fly American helicopters were trained in the United States back in 2018.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 4 September 2019 12: 33
    -3
    Yes, a set of equipment, not the armed forces of the Indians. With the repair there will be a show there for free. ...
    1. Pedrodepackes
      Pedrodepackes 4 September 2019 12: 41
      -1
      Quote: Thrifty
      a set of equipment, not the armed forces of the Indians.

      Indian pilots who will fly American helicopters were trained in the United States back in 2018.
      future agents of influence, helicopters are not the main thing
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 4 September 2019 13: 23
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      Yes, a set of equipment, not the armed forces of the Indians. With the repair there will be a show there for free. ...

      I think that in geopolitics the power of the armed forces of the third world countries is not so important as the sales market and spheres of influence are.
    3. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 4 September 2019 13: 32
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      Yes, a set of equipment, not the armed forces of the Indians.

      But how beautiful it will be such a colorful bouquet to look at the parades!

      Recall that the agreement between India and the United States on the supply of 22 AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters was signed on 28 on September 2015. In addition to the helicopters themselves, the Indian Air Force also receives related weapons and equipment

      And what about the favorite item of the Indians when buying weapons "localization of production of these types of weapons"? Have the Americans agreed and are already completing the equipment for the plant?
      1. kjhg
        kjhg 4 September 2019 14: 24
        +3
        In India, now assemble the hull (fuselage) of all Apaches produced by the United States. Another thing is that, apart from India, no one is in a hurry to buy them today.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 4 September 2019 15: 40
          +3
          Australia holds a tender ... Saudis take packs.
  2. Nycomed
    Nycomed 4 September 2019 12: 35
    +2
    If in the States trained, then perhaps the sense will be. The helicopter, of course, is very good, but the training of the flight crew should be appropriate.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 4 September 2019 12: 40
      -1
      Nycomed, you can even study in the states, but how do we know how and in what program they were trained? ??
      1. Alex_You
        Alex_You 4 September 2019 12: 43
        -1
        Probably because Indians would buy even more Apaches and eventually spare parts for them.
      2. Rook25
        Rook25 4 September 2019 13: 16
        +3
        The main thing is that India is satisfied, but this should not concern us, right?
      3. Nycomed
        Nycomed 4 September 2019 17: 59
        -1
        I think so: these programs have long been known to us, the SVR is not working out its money for nothing. In another matter, in the "turntable" itself.
  3. Runoway
    Runoway 4 September 2019 12: 49
    +7
    After such news, it is necessary to fire half of the top managers of Russian Helicopters, and cut rations for the rest. Otherwise, "those who do not have an analogue world" will be praised only on the star and REN-TV and fly in small conveyor batches only for the good of their homeland
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 4 September 2019 12: 55
      +10
      And why fire? After all, we really have no competitor to Apache. And those who do not have an analogue world lose tenders. We must face the truth.
      1. Runoway
        Runoway 4 September 2019 13: 05
        +3
        But why dismiss?
        nothing to eat bread for nothing
        lose tenders

        On the programs I have indicated, they believe that we have the best, which means this is already under the new article "fake news", plus misleading the population
        1. parma
          parma 4 September 2019 13: 10
          +5
          Quote: Runoway
          But why dismiss?
          nothing to eat bread for nothing
          lose tenders

          On the programs I have indicated, they believe that we have the best, which means this is already under the new article "fake news", plus misleading the population

          ren-tv and the star are still fine, but the first one, Russia-1 / 24, etc., can definitely be sent under the article as misleading, only who will ...
  4. Rook25
    Rook25 4 September 2019 13: 14
    +1
    So it seems like you wrote about contracts for helicopters with the Russian Federation? Recently they wrote that India will buy our helicopters! And there was a report on Zvezda that India would buy almost 200 helicopters, that a contract was signed with the Russian Helicopters holding.
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 4 September 2019 13: 41
      +4
      Everything is correct there for the "Kamov" turntables. And in combat "Apache" they lost.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 4 September 2019 13: 51
      +1
      They will purchase, or rather assemble at their own, their Turbomech (it is made in India from French components).
      A protective helicopter with the inscription Make in India (a program for assembling foreign equipment in India) is presented in an open area on the embankment of Russky Island.

      A distinctive feature of the presented helicopter is that one side of it is painted in green for the Indian military, and the other in blue for rescue and medical services.




      They also purchase some Ulan-Ude new Mi-8 with a glass cabin (in the background). Kazan on a 42 car ride with a tender, but this is logical. For Kazan scored on board modernization + quality floats. As a result, even the native Moscow region ran to Ulan-Ude, and the KVZ was crying that there were no orders.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 4 September 2019 13: 15
    0
    Lay eggs in different baskets!
    Nothing new.
    That's when the obviously best, for the sake of not understanding what, is thrown back ... then there is a THEME for everything, and just such a thick hint, WE SHOULD DO IT BETTER!
  6. Alien From
    Alien From 4 September 2019 14: 36
    +4
    Serious cars, anyway.
  7. lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 4 September 2019 16: 02
    +4
    And India did not have any options except Apaches. The over-muzzle radar is only now starting to be put on the Mi-28. I haven’t fired rockets and forgotten yet. And Pakistan is nearby and swears, so that helicopters are needed yesterday, and not wait tomorrow, which is the younger brother of cookies. We have been waiting for the real Ka-52 and Mi-28 for about 15 years, but they are all gone, but only a primitive at the level of Mi-24. Good, relatively reliable, but frankly weak in electronics (NVD, radar, ATGMs, aiming systems).
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 4 September 2019 19: 22
    +1
    That's all, now the Indians will not even say hello to us, because such helicopters have acquired ..............
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 5 September 2019 00: 58
      +2
      Of course, you can joke ... But it would be better to think about it. recourse
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 5 September 2019 18: 23
        0
        Quote: Nycomed
        Of course, you can joke ... But it would be better to think about it. recourse

        Why think about it?
        Until the money goes into the real economy, into the production of real roads, bridges, machine tools, planes, helicopters, we only have to joke.