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US To Supply Stinger Missiles to India
The aerial version of the Russian chopper slayer Stinger missiles has been offered to India by the US as part of a weapons package for the Apache attack choppers the IAF is buying. "245 air-to-air Stinger missiles and 56 launchers are included in the weapons package for the Apache helicopters," officials of Raytheon said here. "The Stinger compliments the advanced performance of the Apache by providing the IAF with the critical air-to-air Defence capability," they said. India has selected the American Apache helicopter for its requirement of 22 attack helicopters which will have both air-to-ground and air-to-air roles in the service.
Battle of Choppers between IAF Army Intensifies, Antony to Intervene
The battle between the Army and the IAF for controlling attack helicopters was a "family problem" and the government was trying to find a solution for it, Defence Minister A K Antony said today. The Army has been demanding the control over attack and medium-lift helicopters saying they are mainly used for its operations and that is why they should be under it. The IAF, which operates two squadrons of Russian-origin Mi-35/25 attack choppers, has been opposing the demand. "There is no tussle and there is no war. These are all family problems and we will find a solution. We are in the final stages of finding the solution amicably," he told reporters.
IAF is Procuring 22 Apache Attack Helicopters from US
Enhancing its firepower, the IAF said it is procuring 22 Apache attack helicopters from the US, which will give it the capability to strike down enemy choppers and UAVs. "Yes, Apache is final now," IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne said here when asked if the IAF was procuring the American choppers in a 1.4 billion dollar deal. "We are going to contract for Apache and these will be paid for by the IAF, flown by the IAF and maintained by the IAF," Browne said. Apache edged out Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter in the race for the IAF contract.
Decision on IAF’s 15 Heavy-Lift Choppers Soon as Defence Ministry Opens Bids
A decision on the 15 heavy-lift helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected soon as the Indian Defence Ministry has opened the bids for the same earlier this week. According to reports, the Russian Mi-26 and the Boeing Chinook Ch47F have qualified in the technical trials and that their financial bids have been opened recently. The opening of the bids for IAF’s heavy-lift choppers was done in the presence of the bidders’ representatives and the winner would be declared based on the lowest bidder principle. According to the Defence Ministry, a decision would soon be taken based on the life-cycle costs.
IAF to Acquire 22 Apache Ah-64d Attack Helicopters From Boeing
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to acquire 22 Apache AH-64D multirole combat helicopters from the US aerospace major Boeing. The financial bids were opened last week and the deal for the 22 Apache attack helos is to the tune of $ 1.4 billion. According to Defence Ministry officials, Boeing is the only bidder for the attacks helicopters since Russia had withdrawn its Mi-28N Night Hunter. The IAF deal for 22 Apache Ah-64 D combat helicopters will include both direct commercial sale (DCS) and foreign military sales (FMS) components besides offsets, sources said.
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