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DHRUV MK III: ADVANCED LIGHT HELICOPTER COMMISSIONED

DHRUV MK III: ADVANCED LIGHT HELICOPTER COMMISSIONED

Context

Recently, the first unit of the indigenously built ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) Dhruv Mk III aircraft, was commissioned into the Indian Navy.

Details

  • It is a twin engine, multi-role, multi-mission new generation helicopter in the 5.5 ton weight class.
  • It is a multi-role chopper with the Shakti engine manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
  • It has a 0.7 mm gun, which will give a huge capability from a LIMO (low intensity maritime operations) standpoint.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, headquartered in Bangalore, India.
  • It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence.

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