Apache helicopter

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An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter releases flares during the Han Kuang drill at the Ching Chuan Kang (CCK) air force base in Taichung, central Taiwan, on June 7, 2018. Taiwan on June 7 staged its largest annual drills simulating Chinese attacks as Beijing stepped up military and diplomatic pressure on the island amid growing tensions. Sam Yeh/AFP
The United States government has approved a deal to sell the Indian military six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for $930 million, the State Department said Tuesday.

The agreement has been passed to the US Congress for approval, but if no US lawmaker raises an objection the contract is expected to go ahead.

Boeing and Indian partner Tata have begun to produce Apache fuselages at a plant in India, but Tuesday's approval concerns a direct sale of finished products from US manufacturers.

The lead contractors are US arms, aviations and engineering giants Lockheed Martin, General Electric and Raytheon.

In addition to aircraft, the contract includes night vision sensors, GPS guidance and hundreds of Hellfire anti-armor and Stinger air-to-air missiles.
A Singapore Air Force AH-64 Apache takes off before patrolling the waters around Sentosa island during a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore June 12, 2018. Singapore Ministry of Defence/Handout via REUTERS
AH-64 Apache helicopter fires flares during Han Kuang military drill simulating the Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) invading the island, at Ching Chuan Kang Air Base, in Taichung, Taiwan June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu TPX