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AH-64E Apache Helicopters UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • Preparing to induct the first batch of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters into its fold.

  • The Indian Army Aviation Corps raised its first unit at Jodhpur on Friday that will operate the helicopters. 

  • The Apaches will be the second attack helicopters in the Army after the indigenous light combat helicopter (LCH).

AH-64E Apache Helicopters 

  • The AH-64E Apache is an American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter widely regarded as one of the most advanced and powerful attack helicopters in the world

  • It is used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces

  • Advanced digital connectivity: It has a modern digital architecture that allows for improved situational awareness and networking capabilities.

  • Joint Tactical Information Distribution System: This system allows the Apache to share

data with other military units on the battlefield, which can help to improve coordination and planning.

  • More powerful T700-GE-701D engines: These engines provide the Apache with more power and improved performance, especially in hot and high-altitude conditions.

  • Upgraded face gear transmission: This transmission can handle the increased power of the new engines.

  • Advanced armament: The Apache can be equipped with a variety of weapons, including:

  1. 30 mm M230 chain gun

  2. AGM-114 Hellfire missiles

  3. Hydra 70 rocket pods

  4. Stinger missiles (for air-to-air combat)



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AH-64E Apache Helicopters UPSC NOTE
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