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Posted at: Oct 2, 2019, 6:46 AM; last updated: Oct 2, 2019, 6:46 AM (IST)OCTOBER 8

Chinook, Apache to debut on Air Force Day

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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