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Aero India 2019: Boeing to deliver AH-64E Apache helicopters to India

The Aero India 2019 acts as a platform for the defence sector, aviation companies and government to forge new alliances and contracts. Similarly, 22 Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters will be delivered to the Indian Air Force from July 2019.

Aero India 2019 Boeing to deliver AH 64E Apache helicopters to India in July 2019 A Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter (Picture source: Air Recognition)

The IAF will get 22 AH-64E Apache and the "first helicopter will join the force in July and give significant combat capabilities", said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift, a division of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). The $1.4 billion deal for 22 Apaches was signed in September 2015 and the helicopters will be based at the Pathankot air base in Punjab and Jorhat in Assam.