Readers only offer: Get additional Rs 200 off on 'The Better Home' powerful natural cleaners. Shop Now
X
Indian Army to Get 6 Apache Combat Choppers. Here’s What Makes Them So Powerful!

Indian Army to Get 6 Apache Combat Choppers. Here’s What Makes Them So Powerful!

Long overdue, the Defence Ministry has finally cleared the proposal to introduce these attack helicopters to the Indian Army

The Indian army is all set to get one of the most advanced multi-role attack helicopters – the Apache AH-64E. A long-pending proposal to introduce six Apache AH-64E choppers was finally cleared by the Defence Ministry on Thursday.

India had initially ordered 22 of these in September, but only six were cleared at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley. So far, the Army’s charter has only had light utility helicopters, but now it will have its own fleet of attack helicopters.

Known to be lethal when it comes to destroying enemy tankers, these will come at a cost of ₹4,168 crore.

Source: Youtube

Here’s all you need to know about these combat choppers:

  • This multi-role chopper can function in any weather and can fight at night.
  • It’s air-to-air missiles sets it apart from other enemy helicopters.
  • It can track up to 128 targets in less than a minute
  • It has a very high missile range and is equipped with advanced sensors and stealth characteristics.
  • It also has laser-guided precision Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods.
  • It can climb between 2,000 ft – 2,800 ft per minute.
  • It can travel up to 279 km/hr.

While other countries like Japan, Israel and Singapore have these choppers, the US has the most number of them.

Let’s be friends :)
Sign in to get free benefits
  • Get positive news daily on email
  • Join our community of positive ambassadors
  • Become a part of the positive movement
X
Before you go...

We have a favor to ask.

Our teams put in a lot of effort to create the content you love at The Better India.

The Better Home is a range of safe and eco-friendly home cleaners by The Better India. We put out curated content on our Instagram account- green living hacks, green innovations, leading a no-tox life and heroes in the sustainability space.

It would help us if you can follow our Instagram handle and spread the word around.