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Indian Air Force received first Apache Helicopter

Indian Air Force received first Apache Helicopter

On May 11, 2019, Indian Air Force has got its first combat helicopter Apache Guardian. The Indian Air Force has already got Chinook Heavyweight helicopter.

This helicopter has been built in the US of Arizona. Including this helicopter will increase the strength of the IAF. It is an important step towards modernization of Indian Air Force helicopter fleet.

Features of Apache Helicopter

  • Boeing AH-64E Apache is known as the world's most powerful and dangerous helicopter.
  • Apache hits at exact target.
  • The helicopter has the ability to operate in adverse airspace between precision hitting and threats from the ground.
  • There are two guns of 30 mm on both sides of the helicopter.
  • The crew has two members in this helicopter.
  • This helicopter can fly at a speed of about 293 kmph.
  • It is very difficult to catch the helicopter with the radar because it can fly up to an altitude of 21,000 feet.
  • Rifle under this helicopter can be filled up to 1,200 pills of 30 mm at a time.
  • The helifire and Stringer missiles have been engaged in this helicopter.
  • This helicopter can attack the enemy in any weather or in any situation.
  • A significant change has been made in this helicopter according to the needs of India. In it, the exact missiles and rockets have the capability to destroy the army of enemies on the ground and destroy military squads.

History of Apache Helicopter

  • This helicopter was made for the US Army's Advanced Attack helicopter program.
  • It was included in the US Army in 1986.
  • It started first flight in 1975.
  • It is the most used attack helicopter in the world.

Background:

  • Indian Air Force signed a billions deal with the U.S. government and Boeing Limited for 22 Apache helicopters in September 2015.
  • The first shipments of these helicopters are scheduled to be sent to India by July 2019.

Other nations Using Apache Helicopters

  • Apart from the US, many countries use Apache helicopters.
  • This helicopter is also with the armies of Israel, Egypt and the Netherlands. America uses Apache helicopter from Panama to Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • This helicopter is capable of doing many types of work together.
Q.1 Which powerful Helicopter built in US, is included in Indian Air Force?
A. Chinook Heavyweight
B. Boeing AH-64E Apache
C. Mirage 2000
D. Dassault Rafale
Answer...
Ans: Boeing AH-64E Apache

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