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

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by flanker143, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. Gessler

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    Sri Lankan Air Force has officially requested for the purchase of 20 LCHs : Prasun K. Sengupta
     
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    Soon madam who is amma canteen founder in bangalore jail+ a wheel chair 420 called kalaignhar head of 2g scam family and a guy called sycho etc will protest calling hurting our tamil and eelam blah blah blah sentiment shit for selling defence equipment to lanka
     
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    ...and guess what they actually have a point. How can we act as if we don't care when people of an Indian-origin community are
    being ill-treated, or worse still, being made the victims of ethnic cleansing in a goddamn neighbouring country?

    And we say Westerners are racist.

    Try going up against the Christian communities in India and see how the West reacts. I say it's hightime GoI grows a spine and is actually able to stand up for the rights of people who's origins lie in Bharat.
     
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    100% we should take a stance on ill treatement , what I meant was pity politics played around by political party in TN , in 2005-08 they were second to congress what they did to stop massacre of innocent people??

    By stopping defence ties will tamil people in lanka status improve??
     
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    Perhaps not but it shows our displeasure and disapproval of their actions. It's all part of politics.

    To improve their status/defend their rights...we need to look at other options.
     
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    IS this LCH is looking nice ?....like internal landing gears....... what exports comments on this?
     
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    the newly elected government looks more friendlier to Tamils so no issue should arise. I hope they may conduct enquire on war crimes and Take appropriate action against culprits and make the Tamil live better...
     
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    Some pictures of LCH TD-2 buzzing around:

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    Rafale deal done, defence minister Parrikar wants Apaches
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    Long sought by the depleted Indian Air Force, Apache attack and Chinook heavy lift helicopters seem set to punch in through the opening created by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rafale breakthrough. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought the mandatory finance ministry approval for purchase of 22 Boeing Apache attack helicopters from the US as a prelude to moving the Cabinet Committee on Security. The $2 billion purchase has been hanging fire since 2009 with the US defence major offering its 11th extension on price till June 30, 2015.

    South Block officials said that Parrikar has also directed defence finance officials to fast-track the acquisition of 15 Chinook heavy helicopters from the US or record their reservations, if any, for the CCS to take a final view. “Acquisition cannot remained mired in red tape. If the officials have any concerns, they should record it on file so that the political leadership can take a decision on either to concur with their view or reject it. Sitting on the file is not an option,” said a senior South Block official. Manufactured by Boeing, the Chinook deal is worth around $1.1 billion and has been in limbo as long as the Apache.

    The Apache qualified in the attack helicopter category as the other contender did not meet the specifications, Chinook qualified for the heavy copter tender as the lowest bidder on grounds of landed price, fuel efficiency and maintenance for 10 years after beating the Russia-made Mi-26 in 2012.

    The IAF has only two squadrons of the roughly 25 years old Mi-35 attack helicopters, it has only three Mi-26 heavy lift helicopters with low serviceability. The IAF desperately requires attack helicopters like Apache to counter any aggression from the west and needs rapid deployment capability along the 3,488-km mountainous Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. Boeing has offered India 15 Chinooks (CH-47F) with the option of purchase of seven more of the twin rotor helicopters that can carry 55 combat-ready troops or up to 11,000 kg of cargo.

    In case of the Apache, Boeing has offered 22 platforms with the option of buying another 11 through both government-to-government and direct commercial sales route. The US manufacturer has offered state-of-the-art Longbow radar with Hellfire fire-and-forget all-weather missiles, Stinger missiles and rockets. Both helicopters use top-of-the-line technology and have been battle-proven in the Afghanistan and Iraq theatres.

    Rafale deal done, defence minister Parrikar wants Apaches
     
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    India To Fast Track Apache And Chinook Helicopter Acquisition

    Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought approval from finance ministry for purchase of 22 Boeing Apache attack helicopters from the US.

    Apart from Apache, Parrikar has also directed defense finance officials to fast track acquisition of 15 Chinook heavy helicopters.

    “Acquisition cannot remain mired in red tape. If the officials have any concerns, they should record it on file so that the political leadership can take a decision on either to concur with their view or reject it. Sitting on the file is not an option,” a senior official was quoted by Hindustan Times daily as saying.

    The $2 billion purchase of Apache and $1.1 billion Chinook helicopter deals have been hanging since 2009. Boeing has offered its 11th extension on price till June 30, 2015.

    The Apache qualified in the attack helicopter category, Chinook qualified for the heavy copter tender as the lowest bidder on pricing, fuel efficiency and maintenance for 10 years after beating the Russia-made Mi-26 in 2012.

    The IAF has only two squadrons of the roughly 25 years old Mi-35 attack helicopters; it has only three Mi-26 heavy lift helicopters with low serviceability. Boeing has offered India 15 Chinooks (CH-47F) with the option of purchase of seven more of the twin rotor helicopters that can carry 55 combat-ready troops or up to 11,000 kg of cargo.

    In case of the Apache, Boeing has offered 22 platforms with the option of buying another 11 through both government-to-government and direct commercial sales route. Boeing has offered Longbow radar with Hellfire fire-and-forget all-weather missiles, Stinger missiles and rockets.


    India To Fast Track Apache And Chinook Helicopter Acquisition
     
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    The real deal-

    Apache with 16 Hellfire ATGM

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    India to sign $2.5 bn Apache / Chinook copter deal with the US next month
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    US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is likely to visit India next month when the two sides are expected to ink the nearly $2.5 billion deal for 22 Apache and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

    Though the final dates for Carter’s visit have not been announced, defence sources said the visit will take place in May during which the two sides will discuss ways to enhance defence ties, especially in context of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make-in-India’ initiative.

    The Apache and Chinook helicopters deal is likely to be among the pacts that will be inked during the visit, the sources said.

    The deal would be presented before the Cabinet Committee on Security for approval soon, they added.

    American defence major Boeing, along with the US government, has extended the validity of the price quoted by them for another three months hoping to wrap up the deal soon.

    Indian Defence Ministry had last month sought extension of the validity period on its expiry on March 31.

    The US firm had in February this year warned of a price hike if India does not finalise the contract soon.

    “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,” Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar had said in a press conference here.
    Boeing has extended the price validity for the deal at least twice since cost negotiations concluded in 2013, with the last extension for a period of six months granted in October 2014.

    Incidentally, the present Defence Procurement Policy does not allow room for increase in price once a bid has been shortlisted. 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, as per defence officials.

    The deal for the Apache is a “a hybrid one”, with one contract to be signed with Boeing for the helicopter and the other with the US government for its weapons, radars and electronic warfare suites.

    The US has been pushing for this contract as it will further bolster American presence in the burgeoning defence market of India.

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

    India to sign $2.5 bn Apache / Chinook copter deal with the US next month - IBC World News
     
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    These brand new Apaches are cheaper than IN upgrading its Kamov-28 helis.
     
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    Why the fcuk are we buying these pieces of junk.....after the performance of the Mi Hinds in Syria, which can also transfer troops in addition to killing cannibals at almost groundlevel
    ???
     

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