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Indian navy rejects Ka226 due to lack of blade folding capability

Indian navy rejects Ka226 due to lack of blade folding capability

The Indian Navy is currently looking to procure 110 light utility helicopters (LUH). They have already rejected the Russian Kamov Ka-226T helicopter because the blades cannot fold and will not be able to fit inside a ship’s hangar. The Ka-226T also cannot carry torpedoes, which is a “mandatory requirement,” reports Defence News. The Navy is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Aug-17

Russian Helicopters to sign contracts with India’s Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry

Russian Helicopters to sign contracts with India’s Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry

During the Russia-India conference on after-sales service for Russian-made helicopters, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) proposed developing the after-sales service provision for Russian-made helicopters operated in India. A long-term contract between India’s Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry and Russian Helicopters is one of the steps envisaged as part of these improvements to… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Sep-15

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29-Jun-15 HAL Chetak Ramachandrapuram, India

Precautionary landing due to suspected engine problem.  Engineers checked it over and it returned to base at INS Dega the same evening

29-Jun-15

Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of repaired Ka-31s to India

Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of repaired Ka-31s to India

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has delivered the first two repaired Ka-31 helicopters, produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (a Russian Helicopters company), to India. In 2004, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise supplied nine Ka-31 helicopters to India. Six needed comprehensive repairs before their first scheduled overhaul, and were sent to Kumertau for this… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-May-15

Sikorsky tempts India with local Sea Hawk production line

Sikorsky tempts India with local Sea Hawk production line

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. will make India its only assembly location outside of the U.S. for one of its military helicopters if it wins contracts to build more than 120 helicopters from the South Asian nation, the company’s global defense business head said. See Full Story

Source: WSJ, 23-Feb-15

18-Sep-14 HAL SA316B Alibaug, India

Extensively damaged in “heavy landing”.  4 POB injured, but not life threatening

18-Sep-14

Scam-wary India defers decision on naval helicopter purchase

Scam-wary India defers decision on naval helicopter purchase

The Navy’s wait for desperately-needed anti-submarine warfare helicopters to operate from its warships has just got longer. “See Full Story“

Source: Times of India, 08-Aug-14

Russian Helicopters ready to equip Indian aircraft carrier

Russian Helicopters ready to equip Indian aircraft carrier

CEO of the Holding Alexander Mikheev reported about this at a press conference dedicated to the prospects of developing of the Russian helicopter construction at the HeliRussia 2014 International Exhibition. According to Mikheev, the Indian Navy operates enough Ka-28 and Ka-31 helicopters, and sailors are familiar with all of their advantages. The head of Russian… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 19-May-14

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Indian Navy commissions first Dhruv squadron

Indian Navy commissions first Dhruv squadron

The first ALH (Dhruv) Squadron was commissioned at Kochi on 12 Nov 13 by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Western Naval Command. Dhruv is the first indigenously designed and manufactured helicopter at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and with its multi role capabilities has proven her mettle in all the three services of… Read more »

Source: Indian Navy, 13-Nov-13

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AgustaWestland bids for two more Indian military tenders

AgustaWestland bids for two more Indian military tenders

Notwithstanding the prospect of being blacklisted over the VVIP helicopter contract, AgustaWestland has submitted its bid for two military tenders to supply helicopters to the Navy and the Coast Guard (see full story)

Source: Indian Express, 10-Apr-13

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05-Mar-13 IN445 Eurocopter SA316B Visakhapatanam, India (2F)

Crashed off the Vishakhapatnam harbour  Two crew members were immediately rescued while two others were missing and a search was underway for them.

05-Mar-13

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15-Oct-12 HAL Chetak Dabolim, India (3F)

Crashed on take off from INS Hansa (nr Dabolim) after refuelling en route Mumbai to Bangalore.  Post crash fire.  Another report says landing accident, not take-off

15-Oct-12

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NH Industries gives 10 reasons why S70B does not meet Indian Naval requirement

NH Industries gives 10 reasons why S70B does not meet Indian Naval requirement

NHI Industries lists out 10 instances where the S70B could not have met the Naval Staff Quality Requirements (NSQRs). These include requirements for internal/external tanks, fuel reserve, sonar, health and usage monitoring system, deck lock and technical literature. (see full story)

Source: Defense World, 17-May-12

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Indian Navy accuses NH Industries of “misleading” the defence ministry

Indian Navy accuses NH Industries of “misleading” the defence ministry

A big controversy has hit the acquisition of 16 Multi-Role Helicopters for the Indian Navy, a deal estimated to be worth around $1 billion, with the Indian Navy accusing European vendor NH Industries of trying to “mislead” the defence ministry, “twist” the Naval Staff Qualitative Requirements (NSQRs), “falsify” the RFP and cause delays with “unreasonable… Read more »

22-Feb-12

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NHI Industries claims Sikorsky does not meet Indian Navy tender requirements

NHI Industries claims Sikorsky does not meet Indian Navy tender requirements

NHI Industries, one of the two bidders in the race for the US$1.2 billion Indian Navy Multi Role Helicopter contract, claims that rival Sikorsky’s S70B does not meet a number of parameters as outlined in the Request for Proposal (see full story)

Source: Defense World, 27-Dec-11

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12-Dec-11 IN556 Westland Sea King Mk.42C Mangalore, India

Helicopter caught fire shortly after landing.  13 POB all safe

12-Dec-11

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Indian Navy Sea King crew to get gallantry award

Indian Navy Sea King crew to get gallantry award

Two navy helicopter crew members were Tuesday named to receive Naosena Medal for gallantry for carrying out a daring rescue of sailors of a naval submarine who were washed overboard in a freak mishap 100 km off Mumbai in August last year.

Source: MSN, 26-Jan-11

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Indian Navy foils raids by Somali pirates

Indian Navy foils raids by Somali pirates

Intervention by an Indian Navy ship frustrated attempts by Somali pirates to capture any of the dozen vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden in formation under Indian protection.

Source: Lloyds List, 08-Sep-10

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Sikorsky makes commercial offer to Indian Navy

Sikorsky makes commercial offer to Indian Navy

The offer includes servicing and spares for six obsolete Sikorsky UH-3H Sea King helicopters that came onboard the USS Trenton – now renamed as INS Jalashva

Source: Financial Express, 31-Aug-10

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02-Jun-10 IN-468 HAL Chetak Tummapala, India (1F)

02-Jun-10

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25-Mar-09 Kamov KA28 22nm West of Goa, India

25-Mar-09 Kamov KA28 22nm West of Goa, India

25-Mar-09

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