Boeing intends to sell India 22 AH64 and CH47 helicopters at least 12
data for: the U.S. AH-64 Apache attack helicopters
LONDON April 17 news: According to the Asian Defense Network reported on the 16th, in the next few months, the U.S. aircraft manufacturing Business Boeing plans to bid for India’s two billion dollars worth of defense projects to India 22 “Apache” attack helicopters and at least 12 “Chinook” heavy transport helicopters, to replace its aging Soviet-era aircraft fleet. According to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems vice president and regional director of VivekLall15 day India, said: “We very much hope to provide India with AH-64 Apache helicopters, we have our products delivered to their data.”
In June 2008, India requested seven international companies to submit tenders to provide attack helicopters, but last month the Indian government to cancel this bid, said bidders can not meet their requirements, adding that soon will publish a new tender program . Senior defense official said India’s two new helicopter procurement project tender may be in April or May after the end of the election. 15, Lall love in the next interview, said: “In the review of the details, we will be happy to bid.”
reported that Boeing also plans to bid for another $ 1 billion project for the Indian Air Force to provide at least 12 heavy-lift helicopters. According to Lall said that Boeing intends to keep its “Chinook” CH-47 helicopters sold to the Indian Air Force. India in the next five years, $ 30 billion of its Soviet-era weapons systems modernization, also plans to launch its first in 2009 in power spy satellites.
Boeing has sold to India eight worth $ 2.1 billion maritime patrol aircraft, now that it is to get one of the world’s biggest arms contract – to provide India with 126 aircraft, worth more than $ 10 billion – to prepare. Now, Boeing and Lockheed Martin Corporation and two U.S. companies have Russian MiG-35, French Dassault Group “Rafale” fighter, the Swedish Saab (Saab) of the KAS-39 “Gripen” aircraft and Eurocopter’s “Typhoon” aircraft on the major contracts to start the competition. (Spring)