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The deal will be a composite contract signed between the Indian MoD and Boeing & the U.S. Army. The Apache beat out the Russian Mi-28NE, while the Chinook defeated the Mi-26T. They won’t be the first American-built choppers in Indian military service though — the Indian Navy received six UH-3H Sea King choppers along with the erstwhile USS Trenton (now INS Jalashwa) in 2007. The first US-built chopper with the Indian armed forces was the Sikorsky S-55 in the fifties.