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Attack Helicopters of IAF - Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), AH-64D Apache : Updates & Discussions

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  1. Anish

    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    With Boeing revising costs on 31st March its important to get the deal signed before and the initial amount paid to Boeing
     
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    I will Sweden to buy five of this.

    Nice.
     
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    37 helicopters and 22 of them are Apache. Greatful.
     
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    Indian Light combat helicopters preparing for Aero India 2015 ?????


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    Fingers crossed hoping CCS clears before 31st price revision
     
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    Apache are best helicopters in attack. Guns and missiles omboard.

    Britain have over 60 of these in Air Force and are 5th most world.
     
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    Copter Deal: Boeing Seeks Final Word, Warns Govt of Price Hike

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    US defence giant Boeing today warned of a price hike in the nearly USD 2.5 billion deal for 22 Apache attack and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters if India does not finalise the contract soon.

    Pointing out that the company has been pursuing the deal for five years, a top Boeing executive here said it would be in the interest of all concerned if a decision was taken.

    “There is a point (till which) our ability to quote price is limited. We are inching closer and closer to that point,” said Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar. He said out that Boeing has reached a stage where it feels that it would be in “everyone’s interest to have a decision”. Kumar said that the original Request for Proposal (RFP) had a very short validity.

    “They (Defence Ministry) kept asking for extensions and we did provide them as and when appropriate. It is not always possible to keep extending, because we live in a world where we feel inflationary pressure,” he said at a press conference. He was replying to a query as to how long would the commercial bid of Boeing be valid. Sources said that the company can hold on to the price it had quoted for just another “couple of months”.

    Incidentally, the present Defence Procurement Policy does not allow room for increase in price once a bid has been shortlisted. Defence sources have earlier said that in the event of the original manufacturer seeking a higher price than the one agreed upon, the tender can be terminated and a fresh one issued.

    Sources said the latest six-month extension of price validity was granted in October last year. The US has been pushing for this contract as it will further bolster American presence in the “sunrise” defence market of India.

    American companies have over the last decade bagged defence contracts worth around USD 10 billion, including for aircraft like P-8I, C-130J ‘Super Hercules’ and C-17 Globemaster-III, from India.

    Copter Deal: Boeing Seeks Final Word, Warns Govt of Price Hike | idrw.org
     
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    Killer machine by Apache.

    Can destroy build, tanks and soldiers life.
     
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    first from air platform if I'm not mistaken.

    Tested it while Rudra was on ground and no quad packing.
     
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    Receiving information that LCH will have it's warning/defence suites (like RWR, LWR, MAWS etc.) mounted on the stub wings
    instead of on the fuselage as on Rudra.
     
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    All three LCHs in one shot! HAL poster at Aero India.
     
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    Government concludes contract negotiations for Apache, Chinook choppers

    New Delhi: The Indian government has concluded contract negotiations with US aerospace major Boeing for procuring 22 Apache AH-64E combat and 15 Chinook CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters.

    Disclosing this, the IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, told a defence magazine in an interview that the process for the final step, that is approval from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), has now been initiated and that "once accorded, the contracts would be signed".

    Notably, all contracts above Rs.1,000 crore (approximately $165 million at the current exchange rate) in value have to be approved by the CCS, which is headed by the prime minister and includes the finance, defence, external affairs and home ministers.

    Procedurally, once the ministry of defence (MoD) approves a proposal for forwarding the case to CCS, it has to be seen and signed by the defence minister and then goes to the finance ministry where likewise, the finance minister has to accord his signature. Any observations by the finance Ministry are generally addressed by the MoD before the case is put up to the CCS.

    It normally does not take more than a couple of months once a file is moved for CCS approval. And if all goes well which hopefully should ? then the approval should be there in March or April.

    The contract then can be signed on ASAP basis within weeks.

    According to Air Chief Marshal Raha, all the contracted aircraft should be delivered within five years of the signing; the first one though is within three years.

    India will have to pay 15 percent (or whatever is agreed) of the negotiated value at the time of the contract. Payments are then made in accordance with the delivery schedule.

    Sources in the MoD indicated that negotiations were also on with Boeing for buying four more P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft as per the options clause, and most likely, the contracts for the helicopters as well as P-8Is should be through by mid-2015.

    The Indian Navy has already bought eight P-8Is, of which six have been delivered and two are likely to arrive in India over the next few months. All these aircraft are being acquired on the Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) basis although their weapon systems like radars and missiles would be through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route from the US Government.

    As for the the Apaches, Boeing`s Vice President for Defence, Space and Security in India Dennis Swanson has pointed out that the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be getting the very latest helicopter ? the AH-64E ? that has recently been delivered to the US Army. This version has 26 modifications over the earlier AH 64-D model.

    The exact specifications for the Indian requirement are not known but normally, one in every three Apaches is equipped with Lockheed Martin`s sophisticated Longbow radar to acquire and designate targets for destruction. At present, IAF has very old Soviet vintage Mi-35 combat and Mi-26 heavy lift helicopters. They have done very well but have aged and need replacement with contemporary systems.

    Government concludes contract negotiations for Apache, Chinook choppers | Zee News
     
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    awesome images of LCH waiting another one TD4
     

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