U.S., India Finalize Helicopter Purchase Agreements Written 27 February 2020


An AH-64D Apache helicopter from 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. | Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway, U.S. Army/Wikipedia; public domain

FlightGlobal reports that India “has concluded purchase agreements for 24 Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters for the navy and six Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters for the army,” which were announced during President Donald Trump’s recent visit to the country. The AH-64E deal “is expected to cost approximately US$930 Million and will comprise a Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) between Boeing and the Indian Ministry of Defence as well as a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) between the Indian and U.S. Governments.” The MH-60Rs “will be acquired via the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) route at an estimated cost of US$2.6 Billion.” All MH-60Rs will be delivered by 2021, while AH-64E deliveries will begin in 2023.
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