Indian Army to deploy Apache on Pakistan Border in Jodhpur

Army Aviation Corps earlier inducted the indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) Prachand at Missamari, Assam last year.
Apache
Apache

New Delhi: Indian Army is likely to induct the first batch of US-made Apache attack helicopters in February-March this year.

Also known as the ‘tanks in the air’, these advanced attack helicopters will land at the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Hindon Air Force Station and then will be deployed in Jodhpur, near the India-Pakistan border, the officials told Defence Watch.

The Army Aviation Corps, which currently operates utility helicopters such as the Dhruv and Chetak, earlier inducted the indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) Prachand at Missamari, Assam last year.

Notably, the IAF already operates a fleet of 22 Apache helicopters which have been deployed on the eastern and western fronts.

This is the sole combat helicopter on the market that offers a range of functionalities for nearly every mission need. Its exclusive features include enhanced thrust and lift, joint digital operability, increased survivability, and cognitive decision support.

The helicopter has the capability to execute precise attacks from standoff distances and can function in enemy airspace despite ground threats.

These helicopters’ capacity to send and receive battlefield imagery, to and from weaponry systems via data networking, renders them a formidable asset.

These attack helicopters will provide a significant edge in any future joint operations in support of land forces.

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