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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