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IAF Inducts 8 Apache Fighter Helicopters: Details, Features, Capacity, Significance



IAF Inducts 8 Apache Fighter Helicopters: Details, Features, Capacity, Significance

Indian Air Force (IAF) has officially inducted 8 US-made ‘Apache AH-64E’ fighter helicopters on 3rd September 2019.

Apache AH-64E fighter helicopters get received from US (United States) aerospace major Boeing at Airforce Station, Pathankot, Punjab.

Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa was the chief guest of the ceremony held at the Pathankot Station.

Apache Fighter Helicopters have increased manifold capability to attack accurately & it will provide a significant edge to Indian armed forces in future joint operations in support of land forces.

Apache Fighter Helicopters

Apache Fighter Helicopters is the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter in the world and the US Army also uses it.

Apache Fighter Helicopters are equipped with laser sensors and night vision cameras, meaning they can carry out attacks even at night.

Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company has developed and manufactured the Apache helicopters. 

Apache Fighter Helicopters is capable of simultaneous attacks on 128 targets. The helicopter, equipped with 16 anti-tank missiles, can fire from 4.6 km away. Its flight range is 500 km, which flies at a maximum speed of 279 km per hour.

Apache Fighter Helicopters also is equipped with a 330 mm chain gun that can fire 1,200 rounds, air to ground hellfire missiles, 70 MM Hydra rockets and air to air stinger missiles. These will slowly replace the aging Russian made Mi35 helicopters.


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