Boeing Completes Delivery of 37 Military Helicopters to India

Boeing Completes Delivery of 37 Military Helicopters to India

      14-07-2020

Boeing had completed delivery of all 37 military helicopters ordered by the Ministry of Defense for the Indian Armed Forces in 2015.

 Boeing told this via a news release announcement on its website on July 10th, 2020. AH-64E Apache Helicopter and 15 CH-47F(l) Chinook heavy-lift Helicopter were among 37 Military Helicopter- 22. The last five of the 22 Apache helicopters were delivered to the Indian Air Force at the Hindan Air Force Station in June 2020, while Chinook Helicopters delivery was completed in the month of March 2020.

New Boeing Helicopters for Defence

In the month of June 2020, Boeing had completed the delivery of all 37 military helicopters ordered by the Ministry of Defense for the Indian Armed Forces in 2015. Boeing told this via a news release announcement on its website on July 10th, 2020. AH-64E Apache Helicopter and 15 CH-47F(l) Chinook heavy-lift Helicopter were among 37 Military Helicopter- 22. The last five of the 22 Apache helicopters were delivered to the Indian Air Force at the Hindan Air Force Station in June 2020, while Chinook Helicopters delivery was completed in the month of March 2020.

Union Cabinet Committee's Deal on Boeing

Background The acquisition of the 37 Boeing military helicopters had been authorized by the Union Cabinet Committee on Security on 22 September 2015. The contract for the purchase of the 37 Military Helicopters was signed a week later, on 29 September 2015. The deal has an order providing that allows India to put an order for 11 more AH-64E Apache Helicopters and 7 additional CH-47F(l) Chinook Military Helicopters besides the 22 Apache and 15 Chinook.

New Helicopters Contract Signed in February 2020 The US President's visit to India in February 2020 marked the signing of a joint USD 3 billion contract for the purchase of 24 MH-60 Romeo Seahawk Helicopter (built by Lockheed Martin 's subsidiary-Sikorsky Aircraft) for the Indian Navy at USD 2.6 billion and another 6 AH-64E Apache Combat Helicopters.

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