October 8

Chinook, Apache to debut on Air Force Day

It is the first attack helicopter from the US and by 2020, IAF will operate 22 of them.

Chinook, Apache to debut on Air Force Day

Apache

Apache  It is the first attack helicopter from the US and by 2020, IAF will operate 22 of them; Army will get another six

  • Customised to suit IAF’s future requirements, it will have significant capability in mountainous terrain up to an altitude of 21,000 ft
  • Capability to carry out precision attacks at standoff ranges & operate in hostile airspace. TNS

Chinook Inducted in March, the CH-47F Chinook helicopter is made by US aerospace giant Boeing

  • It enhances all-weather round-the-clock logistic capability, especially in mountains
  • With a payload capacity of 11 tonne or 45 troops, it provides fillip to the IAF heavy-lift segment

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