Indian attack chopper deal: the 6 contenders

The Indian government has initiated the process to procure 22 attack helicopters for the Indian Air Force. Requests for Proposals were sent out earlier this month to five contenders. From top: Bell AH-1 Super Cobra; the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow; AgustaWestland AW129 Mangusta; Eurocopter Tiger; Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark and; Mil Mi-28 Havoc.

The Denel AH-2 Rooivalk would have been a contender for the deal, had Denel not been on the blacklist for that anti-material rifle fracas.

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