The Boeing Company may obtain an order for the supply of attack helicopters AH-64D Apache for the Indian Army. In the past year, the company signed a contract to supply the Indian Air Force 22 machines of this type in the amount of 1.3 billion U.S. dollars, Defense News reported on July 24.
Indian Army have their own lusts «Apache», to be independent of the Air Force to use these helicopters. A source from the Indian Defence Ministry said that a treaty could be concluded at the end of this year, the number of machines purchased unclear.
Meanwhile, the Indian army said the development of new mining shock body with personnel of 30 thousand troops that can be deployed on the border with China and resettled helicopters «Apache».
Currently, India is developing a promising attack helicopter Rudra, state aircraft maker will build 60 machines of this type. Helicopter turboshaft engine resettled new Shakti, developed by HAL and the French Turbomeca. Powerful propulsion system will allow «Rudra» fly at altitudes above 20 thousand feet (over 6,600 m — approx. «VP»).