For special operations
Boeing is planning to brief Indian defence personnel on AH-6I light armed utility helicopter, which could also have prospective value for India’s Special Forces and paramilitary
in Boeing believe the AH-6i could have prospective value for India’s Special Forces and paramilitary. Like its much larger cousin, the AH-64D Apache, the AH-6i Little Bird deploys an impressive arsenal of on-board weapons, including a chain-gun, rocket pods and AGM114 Hellfire strike missiles.
The AH-6i, with a 1-2 person crew, has a MTOW of 722-kg, can cruise at 135 knots at an altitude 18,700 feet and is powered by a single Allison 250-C30 turboshaft engine. A variant, called the AH-6S Phoenix has been pitched to the US Army for its armed aerial scout programme. So far, Saudi Arabia and Jordan have expressed interest in the platform.
Boeing AH-6i test aircraft outside upcoming production line site