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IAF SARANG HELICOPTER PERFORMS AIR SHOW IN RUSSIA

IAF SARANG HELICOPTER PERFORMS AIR SHOW IN RUSSIA

Context:

IAF Sarang display team performed at the MAKS 2021 Air Show in Moscow. MAKS 2021 is just the 2nd flying occasion to be organized after the pandemic.

About the Air Show:

  • The Sarang Helicopter Display Team of the IAF performed for the 1st time at the MAKS International Air Show held at Zhukovsky International Airport, Russia.
  • The air show is a biennial fixture.
  • This year’s edition is scheduled from 20 July 2021 to 25 July 2021.
  • This is the 1st event when the Sarang Team is performing its 4 helicopter aerobatics display in Russia, with its ‘Made in India’ ‘Dhruv’ Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH).

About the Machines:

  • The HAL manufactured machines have hingeless rotors and are furnished with state-of-the-art avionics, which makes them suitable for military aviation. Other than the IAF, the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard also operate this helicopter.

The Sarang Team:

  • It was formed in 2003 in Bangalore.
  • Its 1st international display was at the Asian Aerospace Airshow in Singapore in 2004.
  • Since then, Sarang has represented Indian aviation at air shows and ceremonial occasions in UAE, UK, Bahrain, Mauritius, Germany, and Sri Lanka to date.

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