US approves sale of Apache attack choppers to India

New Delhi: The United States government has approved a deal to sell the Indian army six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for USD 930 million, the State Department said today.

The agreement has been passed to the US Congress for approval, but if no US lawmaker raises an objection the contract is expected to go ahead.

Boeing and Indian partner Tata have begun to produce Apache fuselages at a plant in India, but today’s approval concerns a direct sale of finished products from US manufacturers.

The lead contractors are US arms, aviations and engineering giants Lockheed Martin, General Electric and Raytheon.
13/06/18 Reuters/Business Standard

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