Now America’s boing company and india’ TATA company’s joint venchar “TATA boing aerospace limited” facility inaugurated at Hyderabad. This facility will manufacture fuselage of Apache helicopter and supply all over. Now lets look at most advanced military helicopter Apache AH-64.
After learning lessons from kargil war Indian airforce decided to buy new attack helicopters. After years of testing and negotiating Indian airfoces has selected America’s Apache AH-64. Now even indian army will also buy this AH-64
The Complete Detail Of Apache Attack Helicopter
|Pilot||2 , one pilot and one gunner|
|Empty weight||5.1 tonnes|
|Full weight||8 tonnes|
|Engines||2 x General Electric T700-GE-701D|
|Maximum speed||300 Km/hr|
|Cruise speed||275 Km/hr|
|Weapons||1 M-230 Gun with 1200 rounds|
|Radars||AN/APG-78 fire control radar|
This helicopters proves itself in war. Israel, Britain, Netherlands, UAE, Greece and japan use this helicopter as main battle helicopter. This attack helicopter is built by American Boing Company. The first model of this helicopter inducted in 1984 in US airforce. Now this attack helicopter have five version. India will get the latest E model also called Longbow.
With this attack helicopter india will also buy 812 AGM-114L hellfire missile, 540 AGM-114R hellfire missile, 200 stinger block 1 missile, 50 T-700-GE-701D helicopter engine, 23 Target systems, night vision devices.
This helicopter will operated by two people. One is pilot and second one is gunner or weapons operator. This AH-64 is powered by two powerful engine which manufactured by General Electric. With powerful digital targeting systems this helicopter can identify 250 targets. With its powerful radar it can target in all-weather condition. The machine gun of this apache can fire 600 rounds per minutes. And the gun is attached with helmet of pilot so when pilot can target with with watching the target.
The main system of this helicopter is its target acquisition system which is developed by Lockheed-martin company this system is at front of the helicopter you can see this system in photos. This AH-64 is equipped with some of the deadliest missiles including AGM-114L Hellfire 2 anti-tank missiles. Can carry upto 16 missiles and second one is stinger missile, or Spike missile. It can also carry 70 mm HYDRA rockets one pod can carry 20 unguided rockets.
The delivery of this helicopter will start in 2019. This AH-64 helicopter can be really force multiplier for indian forces. There is also a light combat helicopter or LCH. That india developing. Soon this helicopter will join IAF.