"We are on plan to deliver the first of 22 Apache starting July. This will give significant combat capabilities (to the air force)," said David Koopersmith, VP & GM, Vertical Lift, Boeing, Defense, Space and Security.
The 22 Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters procured by India are likely to be delivered in batches, Koopersmith added.
The Indian government had placed an order for 22 AH- 64 E Apache helicopters as a part of a $1.4 billion deal that was signed in September 2015. In addition to this, India has also placed an order for 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters from Boeing.
Boeing's former India managing director Pratyush Kumar had in July 2018 said that India would get the most advanced version of the AH-64E Apache and CH-47F Chinook helicopters.