Advanced Multi-role Combat Helicopter
The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter. Used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces, India is the 16th nation to select the Apache.
In 2019, the Indian Air Force inducted 17 (against an order of 22) AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The Ministry of Defence, Government of India is in the process of evaluating the acquisition of an additional six Apaches for the Indian Army.
The AH-64E is an advanced multi-mission helicopter with the latest technology insertions, maintaining its standing as the world’s best attack helicopter. It is the only available combat helicopter with a spectrum of capabilities for virtually any mission requirement, including greater thrust and lift, joint digital operability, improved survivability and cognitive decision aiding.
Supplying for Global Demand
Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL), a joint venture between Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL), was established in 2016 to manufacture fuselages for the AH-64 Apache. TBAL’s 14,000 sq.m. Hyderabad facility has been delivering AH-64 Apache fuselages since May 2018. The advanced manufacturing facility will eventually become the sole producer of AH-64 fuselages in the world, with 90% parts sourced from Indian suppliers.
AH-64E Apache Technical Specifications
|Length||Maximum Level Flight Speed|
|Height||15.24 ft (4.64 m)|
|Wing Span||17.15 ft (5.227 m)|
|Primary Mission Gross Weight||15,075 lb (6,838 kg)|
|Vertical Rate of Climb||More than 2,000 ft per minute|
|Maximum Rate of Climb||More than 2,800 ft per minute|
|Maximum Level Flight Speed||More than 150 knots (279 kilometers per hour)|