NEW DELHI — The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale of 22 Block III Apache helicopters to India, along with related equipment and training. The complete package would be worth about $1.4 billion.
The Indian government requested proposals from several foreign suppliers, including, for 22 attack helicopters. The has completed field trials for the Apaches to replace its Mi-26s. However, a final downselect has yet to be made. DSCA says it notified Congress of the potential sale “so that, in the event that the Boeing-U.S. Army proposal is selected, the United States might move as quickly as possible to implement the sale.”
If Boeing wins the competition, India will request a direct commercial sale of 50 T700--701D engines; 12 AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars; 12 AN/APR-48A Radar Frequency Interferometers; 812 AGM-114L-3 Hellfire Longbow missiles; 542 AGM-114R-3 Hellfire II missiles; 245 Stinger Block I-92H missiles and simulators; global positioning system/inertial navigation systems; communication equipment; spare and repair parts; and tools and test equipment.
Apart from Boeing, contractors involved in the sale would be, General Electric, Longbow Limited Liability Corp. and . There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with the potential sale, DSCA says.