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Tata Boeing: aims to be global exporter of AH-64 Apache fuselage

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The Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited facility in India – a joint venture between Boeing India and Tata Advanced Systems Limited holds the promise to make its presence felt in the Defense, Space & Security industry.

Spread over an area of 14,000 square meters, the state-of-the-art facility has been producing aero-structures for Boeing’s AH-64 Apache helicopter, including fuselages, secondary structures and vertical spar boxes for international customers. TBAL marks a major step towards co-development of integrated systems in aerospace and defence in India and helps to fulfil the goals of the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Since the foundation of the facility in 2016, work has progressed at a sustained pace to ensure the facility became operational on schedule. TBAL is the result of Boeing’s first equity joint venture in India that will also contribute to the creation of a skilled workforce and aerospace and defence related jobs – a global supply chain model – envisaged by Make in India.

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Boeing has delivered more than 2,300 Apache helicopters to customers around the world since the aircraft entered into production. The United States Army Apache fleet alone has accumulated more than 4.3 million flight hours, including more than 1.2 million in combat, as of January 2018. The Apache has been fielded or selected for acquisition by armed forces of 16 global countries, including India.


Advanced Multi-role Combat Helicopter

The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter. Used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces, India is the 16th nation to select the Apache.

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In 2019, the Indian Air Force inducted 17 (against an order of 22) AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The Ministry of Defence, Government of India is in the process of evaluating the acquisition of an additional six Apaches for the Indian Army.

The AH-64E is among the world’s best attack helicopters. It is the only available combat helicopter with a spectrum of capabilities for virtually any mission requirement, including greater thrust and lift, joint digital operability, improved survivability and cognitive decision aiding.

Supplying for Global Demand

Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL)’s advanced manufacturing facility eventually hopes to become the sole producer of AH-64 fuselages in the world, with 90% parts sourced from Indian suppliers.

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AH-64E Apache Technical Specifications

Length Maximum Level Flight Speed
Height 15.24 ft (4.64 m)
Wing Span 17.15 ft (5.227 m)
Primary Mission Gross Weight 15,075 lb (6,838 kg)
Vertical Rate of Climb More than 2,000 ft per minute
Maximum Rate of Climb More than 2,800 ft per minute
Maximum Level Flight Speed More than 150 knots (279 kilometers per hour)


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