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US approves $930 million sale to India of additional 6 Apache AH-64E helicopters

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    US approves $930 million sale to India of additional 6 Apache AH-64E helicopters
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    By: The Defense Post

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    The U.S. State Department approved the sale of equipment including Hellfire and Stinger missiles, supporting a proposed direct commercial sale of six Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a release.

    The total estimated program cost is $930 million, the Tuesday, June 12 release said.

    India requested a range of equipment including 14 General Electric engines, four AN/APG-78 fire control radars and other radar equipment, seven of the Apache’s Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor systems and 14 Embedded GPS Inertial Navigation Systems,

    The proposed sale also includes 180 AGM-114 L-3 Hellfire Longbow air-to-surface anti-armor missiles; 90 AGM-114 R-3 Hellfire II air-to-surface missiles; 200 Stinger air-to-air missiles; rockets; 30 mm cannons and ammunition.

    It also includes simulators, communication equipment, spare and repair parts, training, engineering and other support.

    The proposed sale will “strengthen India’s ability to defend its homeland and deter regional threats” and “provide an increase in India’s defensive capability to counter ground-armored threats and modernize its armed forces,” DSCA said.

    The prime contractors for the support sale will be Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Longbow and Raytheon, while Boeing manufactures the Apache helicopters.

    On June 1, Tata Boeing Aerospace delivered the first AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselage made in Hyderabad, India. The joint venture between Boeing and Tata will be the sole Apache helicopter fuselage producer for Boeing’s global customers including the U.S. Army. Completed fuselages will be transported to Boeing’s facility in Arizona for integration.

    India’s Ministry of Defence initially ordered 22 AH-64E Apache helicopters for the Indian Air Force in September 2015 and deliveries are set to begin in 2019. Then, in August 2017, India’s Defence Acquisition Council approved the purchase of a further six aircraft. The Diplomat reported that the later purchase for the Indian Army Aviation Corps was under an option clause to the earlier contract that allowed for a follow-on order of up to 11 additional Apaches at a price that was agreed in 2013.
    http://www.defencenews.in/article/U...additional-6-Apache-AH-64E-helicopters-558809
     
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    What a rip off!

    150 million dollar per helicopter, even if this includes spares and weapons.:woot:
     
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    jab apko parosi se khatra ho to yeh sab kharidna mazboori hai . kya karen ?
     
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    *majbori

    You should stick to the Hindi, or Marathi.... whatever your mother tounge is.
     
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    mixed urdu + hindi is my mother tongue , i don't know tounge
     
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    This is ridiculous. Someone made a lot of money and some nice cushy jobs in the US after "retirement".
     
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    English is not my language. I have no sympathies for it. It feels when you put you dic|< in urdu.

    Sure you may know no tounge, but you may know "jaban" . That we humans pronounce "zaban".
     
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    Pakistan claiming Urdu is like the white Europeans claiming America.
     
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    koreans are able to get them at 44mil per aircraft, India must be getting some gold plated spares
     
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    Or maybe the offsets with TOT.
     
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    Ok. You take urdu. Its yours.

    Now, please say "j" instead of zay. Say majboor, zubaan, saazishhh... khatam, khee se shuru karo khatam...

    No body is claiming urdu. Me usko bol raha hun kay balatkar band kare urdu ka. You all should listen to gulzar on this issue.
     
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    We got 22 Apaches in the previous deal for $1.3 billion which is around $59 million a piece and that has a follow on order for 11 additional Apaches. India could use the follow on order for the same price

    I'm sure the $930 million deal should've involved ToT with it or is coming with a lot of additional spares and armament which the media outlets aren't aware yet
     
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    22 Apaches already

    11 FOLLOW ON ORDER

    And now 6 more

    THAT EQUALS 39 helicopters of Apache variety is this correct
     
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    stick with your bojhpuri
     
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    Apparently AAC wanted a total of 36 Apaches to form 3 squadrons and IAF wanted the entire initial lot of 22 Apaches including the 11 follow on order.

    There is no clarification from the MoD yet, if these 6 helos being procured for the AAC are part of the follow-on or a separate tender