A key partner of India’s defense forces, today, India has 11 C-17 Globemaster IIIs, nine P-8Is (with three more on order), 22 AH-64E Apaches and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinooks.
In 2020, Boeing signed an agreement with the Government of India for the acquisition of six AH-64E Apache helicopters for the Indian Army.
Boeing Defense India (BDI), established in 2017, is the local operating entity and expanding Boeing’s engagement with India to deliver advanced capability and readiness to India’s military forces. It is developing a competitive supplier base in-country that is integrated into Boeing’s global supply chain. With a local sustainment footprint, indigenous execution and local training, BDI ensures the high availability of platforms to Boeing customers for missions at a competitive cost structure.
BDS has a proven portfolio of products and services on offer to India. The Boeing product range extends to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, tankers, unmanned systems, security solutions and services and support.