IAF Chooses Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopter

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  1. Singh

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    It's Official: IAF Chooses Apache

    IAF chief NAK Browne has confirmed today that the service had chosen the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow Block III as its next attack helicopter.

    Livefist: It's Official: IAF Chooses Apache

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    Re: AH-64D Apache attack helicopter

    Excellent !

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    Re: AH-64D Apache attack helicopter

    Excellent. At least we didn't have to go through another charade. May be a new thread for this news?.
     
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    Good news. At last a decision.
     
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    Pilots train on new AH-64D Apache helicopter | Article | The United States Army
     
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    U.S. Army to designate AH-64D Block III as AH-64E
    Published October 24, 2012 | By admin

    SOURCE: AOL DEFENCE

    The Army has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to announce that from that day on, the Block III version of Boeing Co.’s AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter will instead be designated the AH-64E. Program officials will make the announcement at this year’s annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army, the largest yearly meeting of top service and industry officials.

    The Army decided to replace “AH-64D Block III” with “AH-64E” after the Defense Acquisition Board, a high-level Pentagon committee, approved full rate production in August. The Army, which plans to buy 690 AH-64Es, decided the new designation is warranted because the soon-to-be “Echo” model of the Apache has so much more capability than the AH-64D Block I’s and Block II’s it’s replacing, the first of which came into service in 1997.

    The AH-64E, the first of which was rolled out last year, has a better drive train and a composite rotor that makes it fly both better and 25 knots faster than the Block II. It boasts improved open architecture avionics that will ease the way for future improvements. It also has the optional ability to control the sensors and flight of an unmanned aircraft.

    It’s still too early to say what the Taliban might dub the AH-64E or whether insurgents will find it scarier than the AH-64D Block II, whose crew can target and kill enemies from miles away, day or night, using a 30mm chain gun that can fire 640 rounds a minute, Hellfire missiles of both the laser- and radar-guided varieties, and unguided Hydra 70 2.75-inch rockets. A radio intercept during a firefight in Afghanistan last year revealed that the Taliban know even the AH-64D Block II as “The Monster.”

    U.S. Army to designate AH-64D Block III as AH-64E | idrw.org
     
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    Today, RNLAF AH-64D Q-17, the demo Apache, was spotted with additional markings to celebrate 100 years of military aviation in the Netherlands next year!
     
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    how good is the russian mi 28 when compared to apache ?
     
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    @Kunal Biswas, @Singh sir why we cant use Indian made Helicopters instead of this??

    We have Rudra combat helicopter,

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    We do also have Russian Helicopters. Do we really need Apache?

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    Our weapon stock is already diverse, is it possible to supply spare parts of different equipment(for same role) during war?:frusty:
     
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    Apache Block III has Many advantages over Mig 28...
     
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    I second this question. Pls shed some light on this.
     
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    Apache have No more Competitors ..It's Proven Platform Dedicated for Ground Attack with Armour and Payload .Very useful for Night attacks.It's Specially designed for Multi Missions

    It's Main weapon is the 30mm M230 chain gun and the Hydra Rockets .and Which can carry upto 16 Hellfire Missile to struck the Ground Targets


    Boeing: AH-64 Apache

    No one Gives a Clean attack Heli like Apache
     
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    Why are people throwing around the words "battle-proven"? Yes the Apaches are all good when you are hunting down terrorists, but the ones India will deploy will be against nations with credible air forces and SAM systems. Has the Apache system ever had to face such conditions?
     
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    Once DEAD/SEAD missions Accomplished Apache goes for Kill Record ..was that MANPADS Are effective with apache
     
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    Apache purchase is related to more of diplomatic purchase and physiological warfare over enemy ( High tech Gunship ) ..

    LCH is more suited to Indian needs, It will be mass produce for Army in hundreds ..

    MI-35 spares are hard to come by, Russian sell there products but not able to resupply spare parts in time ..

     
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    Can you please amplify on the bold part??
     

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