State OKs India Apache, Weapons Buy Worth Nearly $1 Billion

The U.S. State Department has cleared the way for India to buy nearly $1 million worth of Boeing [BA]  AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and associated weapons, sensors, mission systems and simulators.

Under a $930 million direct commercial sales agreement announced June 12, Boeing is approved to sell India six Apaches, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

AH-64 Apache Helicopters Photo: U.S. Army

AH-64 Apache Helicopters
Photo: U.S. Army

Also included in the DCS package are 14 T700-GE-701D engines, four AN/APG-78 fire control radars, four Block III radar electronic units (REU), four AN/APR-48B modernized radar frequency interferometers (M-RFI’s), 180 AGM-114L-3 Hellfire Longbow missiles, 90 AGM-114R-3 Hellfire II missiles, 200 Stinger man-portable air defense (MANPAD) missiles, seven modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensors (MTADS-PNVS) and 14 embedded GPS inertial navigation systems (EGI).

Various 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 are included in the deal.

Read more at Rotor & Wing International.

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