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Indian Air Force Received Last Five AH-64E Apache Guardian Helicopters

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Indian Air Force Received Last Five AH-64E Apache Guardian Helicopters

The Indian Air Force received the last batch of attack helicopters AH-64E Apache Guardian. According to Jane's, five helicopters were delivered unassembled by An-124 to Hindon Air Base in Uttar Pradesh. Thus, India received all 22 AH-64E helicopters ordered in the United States.


Last year, the Indian Air Force received 17 AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters, the remaining five were due in March 2020, but delivery was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, according to Indian media reports, the Indian government has accelerated the delivery of the last batch of helicopters amid worsening relations with China. For faster commissioning of helicopters, India even freed Boeing specialists from quarantine mandatory for foreigners due to COVID-19.

The newly delivered helicopters will be sent to the "line of actual control", where they will replenish the fleet of AH-64E previously sent to the area from the Pathankot air base.

As previously reported, the first AH-64E Apache Guardian squadron was formed at the Pathankot Air Force Base in Punjab. The second squadron should be stationed at the Jorhat air base in Assam. Each squadron will include 10 helicopters, two more will remain in reserve in case of loss.

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.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 9 July 2020 11: 24
    -4
    How difficult it is for the Indians to combine in their army completely different types of weapons from around the world. Maintenance, training, use, ammunition, logistics, repair .... What a cost!
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 9 July 2020 11: 27
      -5
      It's simple: they have money ....... to ........ above the roof))))))
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 9 July 2020 15: 46
        -1
        Seriously, why are people so poor?
        1. Alien From
          Alien From 9 July 2020 19: 41
          +2
          As usual, all money is in power and those close to it.
    2. alone
      alone 9 July 2020 11: 30
      -6
      Quote: Doccor18
      How difficult it is for the Indians to combine in their army completely different types of weapons from around the world. Maintenance, training, use, ammunition, logistics, repair .... What a cost!

      It is such a feeling that the Indians are creating a museum of all kinds of aircraft .. They have complete mess in the helicopter fleet .. But it’s hard to call this by plane.
      1. mvg
        mvg 9 July 2020 12: 00
        12
        But it’s difficult to call it by plane

        Pull the log out of your eye and look at the VKS: MiG-29 / 29K / 29Sm2 / 31/35 all with different engines, radar. Su-24/25/33/30/27/35/57 all have different engines, radar, avionics and their modifications. L-39, Yak-130 is generally also imported. Indians have 21 Bison / 27 write off / 29K / 30 MKI identical and Rafal. Who is harder? And they have money and no sanctions, everyone is ready to serve.
        So who has cha-cha-cha there.
        This is still in BTT did not look ..
        1. alone
          alone 9 July 2020 12: 05
          -7
          Quote: mvg
          Pull the log out of your eye and look at the VKS:

          Let the commander-in-chief and the chief of the General Staff look at the VKS. I have to do with it. And secondly, the Indian Air Force is being discussed, and not the VKS .. When they will discuss the VKS, then we'll talk ..
        2. Victorio
          Victorio 9 July 2020 12: 06
          -6
          Quote: mvg
          Pull the log out of your eye and look at VCS

          ===
          own production, supply base and specialists
          1. mvg
            mvg 9 July 2020 14: 22
            +5
            own production

            Then tell me the hitch with the modernization of the A-50U and A-100 Premier. As well as AFAR. There is no element base. How to ride with carbon fiber in Japan. Ukrainian engines in helicopters and Yak-130. There is still no SU-57.
            And the gypsies want to kiss everyone in the ass, we are ready for any dances: we, the United States, Swedes, French, England, Korea ... everyone is surrendered. at least a full production cycle, any electronics, AFAR, rockets ..
            PS: Just come on drachmas, even though Queen Elizabeth is getting in with the F-35
            1. Victorio
              Victorio 9 July 2020 17: 51
              0
              Quote: mvg
              all surrender. though full production cycle,

              ===
              all - who is it, except for Russia?
          2. alone
            alone 9 July 2020 15: 37
            +3
            Judging by the minuses, it turns out that I am engaged in the re-equipment of the videoconferencing system. But I don’t know when the order was signed? request
      2. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 9 July 2020 13: 32
        +2
        Quote: lonely
        In a helicopter fleet they have a mess

        I looked at 2 shock types, 3 transport multi-purpose, 2 light multi-purpose, 2 heavy transport. What is the problem? There is no porridge, in each segment there are 2 types from 2 different countries. Logical policy.
    3. lucul
      lucul 9 July 2020 11: 55
      -4
      How difficult it is for the Indians to combine in their army completely different types of weapons from around the world. Maintenance, training, use, ammunition, logistics, repair .... What a cost!

      In the 19th century in Russia, too, it was like that, there was no one single cartridge and rifle, everything was purchased .....
      How can one not recall the siege of Bayazet when there are rifles, but the cartridges of another system ...
      1. alone
        alone 9 July 2020 15: 38
        0
        Quote: lucul
        How can one not recall the siege of Bayazet when there are rifles, but the cartridges of another system ...

        And what did the siege withstand? A checker against guns? fool
  2. Rusland
    Rusland 9 July 2020 11: 57
    -7
    There is money, no mind. Looks like collectors, with distant intent.
  3. mdsr
    mdsr 9 July 2020 12: 04
    +2
    Does anyone doubt that the Indians will enter into a new Apache purchase contract? Just this time, they will require an increase in the localization of production in their own country. Perhaps even a complete assembly of car kits.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 9 July 2020 16: 25
      -1
      There is no doubt. He is the only one in his class. There are lighter helicopters. Russians without radar, modern avionics, and analogues of hellfire are not interesting.
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 9 July 2020 12: 14
    -1
    India will lose the war with China, and not because there is no effort and money, but because the logistics can not stand it! Such a set of diverse weapons, equipment, equipment, ammunition is perhaps only among the Indians.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 9 July 2020 13: 03
      +2
      War? Fantasy rolls over
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 9 July 2020 13: 14
        0
        Quote: Grazdanin
        War? Fantasy rolls over

        No, they are not going through the roof, that a serious conflict, without the use of nuclear weapons is not possible?
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 9 July 2020 13: 24
          0
          Quote: APASUS
          Such a set of diverse weapons, equipment, equipment, ammunition is perhaps only among the Indians.

          There is no critical diversity in India; China has much more colorful weapons than in India. All this is a myth based on erroneous opinion. On this occasion, they wrote well:

          Quote: mvg
          Pull the log out of your eye and look at the VKS: MiG-29 / 29K / 29Sm2 / 31/35 all with different engines, radar. Su-24/25/33/30/27/35/57 all have different engines, radar, avionics and their modifications. L-39, Yak-130 is generally also imported. Indians have 21 Bison / 27 write off / 29K / 30 MKI identical and Rafal. Who is harder? And they have money and no sanctions, everyone is ready to serve.
          So who has cha-cha-cha there.
          This is still in BTT did not look ..
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 9 July 2020 16: 54
            0
            Quote: Grazdanin
            All this is a myth based on erroneous opinion.

            What are you talking about, my dear, look at what our level of alteration of ships is doing for India. The ships are always late due to specific wishes to accommodate French locators, English air defense.
            Quote: Grazdanin
            Pull the log out of your eye and look at the VKS: MiG-29 / 29K / 29Sm2 / 31/35 all with different engines, radar. Su-24/25/33/30/27/35/57 everyone has different

            I love specialists like you, they begin to compare machines of different classes, generations and built for different tasks, the only thing that unites them is the name of the manufacturer.
            Compare Mig-31 and Mig-29, as you understand the difference you don’t see between Kamaz and Zil for example?