They are using hj-10 missiles which are 10km missiles for tanks. But I doubt the avionics on China's helicopter would amount to much againstDoes the PLA have anything similar?
Would Apache and other weapon systems give the IA any advantage in the mountains?
I have never seen Indian Apaches sporting Hellfire missiles so far. It seems the Hellfire missiles are yet to be delivered or there is a separate contract for that which is yet to be signed. I hope it does get its full armament suit unlike the Rudra helicopter which is still waiting for AL-ATGM. Without Hellfire, Apache is a toothless tiger. Or Am I missing something?
Apache helicopter in Ladakh.
Hellfire Is Procured Its in Ammo Storage You Seeing Fighter Doing Sorties Without LGB And Dumb bombsI have never seen Indian Apaches sporting Hellfire missiles so far. It seems the Hellfire missiles are yet to be delivered or there is a separate contract for that which is yet to be signed. I hope it does get its full armament suit unlike the Rudra helicopter which is still waiting for AL-ATGM. Without Hellfire, Apache is a toothless tiger. Or Am I missing something?
For the 6 Apaches, they have included full armament suite as a package deal but for the 2015 Deal in which contract for 22 Apaches & 15 Chinooks were signed , I am not able to find such a detailed break-up of weapons as you have mentioned. Quite possible that they were not included in the deal. (Happy to be proven wrong !! )Hellfire Is Procured Its in Ammo Storage You Seeing Fighter Doing Sorties Without LGB And Dumb bombs
Its Mission Payload
It was Approved way back in 2018
The Government of India has requested to buy the following items in support of a proposed direct commercial sale of six (6) AH-64E Apache helicopters: fourteen (14) T700-GE-701D engines; four (4) AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars; four (4) Radar Electronic Units (REU) Block III; four (4) AN/APR-48B Modernized Radar Frequency Interferometers (M-RFI’s); one hundred eighty (180) AGM-114L-3 Hellfire Longbow missiles; ninety (90) AGM-114R-3 Hellfire II missiles; two hundred (200) Stinger Block I-92H missiles; seven (7) Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensors (MTADS-PNVS); and fourteen (14) Embedded GPS Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI). Also included are rockets, training and dummy missiles, 30mm cannons and ammunition, transponders, simulators, communication equipment, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, support equipment, repair and return support, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistic and program support. The total estimated program cost is $930 million.
We Can get More From US bases in ASIA as we Signed logistic Support agreement
We Bought More this year
A previous attempt to buy naval multirole helicopters failed when the Indian government canceled the planned purchase of 16 S-70B Seahawks from Sikorsky.www.defensenews.com
Seems So 930 Million $ include Weapon Supplies 2018 FMSRomeos could be used to secure early supply of Hellfires so that it could be operationised on the existing fleet.
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