First AH-64E (I) – Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the Indian Air Force at Boeing production facility in Arizona, USA. Air Marshal AS Butola, represented the Indian Air Force and accepted the first Apache.
IAF had signed a contract with US Government and M/s Boeing Ltd in Sep 2015 for 22 Apache helicopters. The first batch of these helicopters is scheduled to be shipped to India by July 2019.
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Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:
- Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa is the present chief of Air Staff of Indian Air Force.