On July 27, 2018, the head of Boeing India, Pratyush Kumar, reported that the first aircraft Apache AH-64E attack and CH-47F Chinook helicopters of the Indian Air Force made its maiden flight in Arizona, USA.
In 2015, India ordered 22 Apache Guardian combat helicopters and 15 Chinook transport helicopters. The amount of the transaction was about $ 3 billion.
The AH-64E attack helicopter is the latest version of the AH-64, also known as Apache Guardian. The CH-47F is an advanced multi-mission helicopter for the U.S. Army and international defense forces.
Indian industry partners such as Dynamatics are building large sections of Chinook, and Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited, a joint venture between Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems in Hyderabad, is building the complete fuselage of the Apache.