Boeing AH-64E Apache
india Bharatiya Vayu Sena

Indian Air Force

2019 to present


Bharatiya Vayu Sena AH-64E Apache

In 2009 Boeing offered the AH-64E(I) and Chinook to the Indian Air Force. The IAF ordered both on 2015. As part of the contract, a new factory built in Hyderabad by Tata is the sole producer of the Apache fuselages globally. On September 2019, the first AH-64E(I) arrived to India to replace the Mi-35 in 125 Helicopter Squadron at Pathankot Air Force Station. Number 22 and last one is expected to be delivered in March 2020.

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AH-64E Enters Indian Air Force Service, 04-Sep-19 : #Apaches The first 8 of 22 Boeing AH-64E(I) Apaches were inducted into Indian Air Force’ 125 Squadron with a ceremony at Pathankot Air Force Station

First Apache Delivered to Indian Air Force, 12-May-19 : #Apache Boeing and Indian Air Force held ceremony at Mesa, AZ for the formal reception of the first AH-64E(I) Guardian Apache for the IAF. Scheduled to arrive to India next July

India Apache and Chinook First Flight, 27-Jul-18 : #IndiaApacheChinook The first ones of 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters for the Indian Air Force completed first flight. To be delivered next year

Tata Inaugurates Apache Fuselage Facility, 01-Mar-18 : Hyderabad facility in India will be sole producer of AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselages globally. India ordered 22 AH-64E Apache with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2019

India FMS Contract for Longbow LLC Apache Radar, 30-Apr-16 : LONGBOW LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, announced $57M FMS (foreign military sale) contract for Indian Air Force new AH-64E helicopters Fire Control Radar systems

India is 15th Customer of Apache M-TADS/PNVS, 17-Dec-15 : US Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $107.8 million FMS contract to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems for India s AH-64E Apaches

Tata to Produce Apache Fuselages in India, 09-Nov-15 : Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems announced a joint venture that will manufacture aerostructures, initially for the Apache, and collaborate on integrated systems development opportunities in India

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2019/    No. 125 Helicopter Unit Pathankot

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