Indian Air Force announced the U.S. AH-64D helicopter tender program details
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[According to the British, "Flight International," January 4, 2011 reported that] the U.S. government has Boeing announced a U.S. AH-64D Block III “Apache” $ 600 million bid for India attack helicopter contract details.
12 27, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in the published notice described in the included 22 AH-64D, plus weapons, spare parts and training, worth about 14 billion in direct commercial transactions.
DSCA said the deal will include 50 General Electric T700-701D engine, over 1350 Lockheed Martin AGM-114 “Hellfire” missiles, 245 Raytheon “Stinger “missiles, 12 U.S. Lockheed Martin/Northrop Grumman American APG-78 fire control radar and 23 sets of Lockheed’s advanced target acquisition instruction Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor.
DSCA said the Indian Air Force has received “several foreign suppliers’ bids, but only know Russian Miri’s meters -28.
break the contract after one year of competition has been restarted. Bell Helicopter after the United States withdrew its based on AH-1Z “Super Cobra” tender. Boeing is also the end of 2009 out of the competition, because India has insisted the implementation of U.S. foreign military sales process.
DSCA said the U.S. government has approved the export to India AH-64D Block III of the direct business transactions, if Boeing wins the contract, these AH-64D will strengthen India’s “homeland defense and prevent the region threat “capabilities. DSCA said, “Apache” will not break the region’s military balance. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Chu Shiyong)