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HAL Hands Over Three ALHs to Indian Army Ahead of Schedule

HAL Hands Over Three ALHs to Indian Army Ahead of Schedule

28-Feb-2019Source: HAL

HAL handed over first   three ALHs as part of the 22 ALH MK III contract to the Indian Army during the on-going Aero India 2019 today. HAL had entered into a contract with the Indian Army for 40 ALH (22 ALH Mk III and 18 Mk IV Rudra) in August 2017. Of the 22 helicopters, 19... Read more

05-Feb-19 IA-2147 HAL Dhruv Thattaguppe, India

05-Feb-19 IA-2147 HAL Dhruv Thattaguppe, India

5-Feb-2019

Emergency landing in a potato fieldm  No injuries.  Minimal damage, from images... Read more

Saab Receives Order for Self-Protection Systems

Saab Receives Order for Self-Protection Systems

17-Aug-2018Source: Saab

Saab has received a follow-on order from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the IDAS-2 self-protection suite for the Indian Army’s Dhruv helicopter. The order amounts to approximately MSEK 350. The order includes the IDAS-2 (Integrated Defensive Aids Suite) and the production will take place at Saab’s facility in Centurion, South Africa. Deliveries will begin during... Read more

Indian military orders another 41 Dhruv helicopters

Indian military orders another 41 Dhruv helicopters

6-Sep-2017Source: HAL

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed one more contract for supply of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH). The contract is for 40 ALH to the Indian Army and one to the Indian Navy. “The latest order reflects the trust on HAL’s capabilities and gives an impetus to make-in-India campaign. It reposes faith of Indian Defence forces in... Read more

Indian Army to buy six AH-64E Apaches

Indian Army to buy six AH-64E Apaches

22-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Army is planning to purchase 6 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The $655 million contract includes spares, equipment, training, ammunition and weapons, reports HiTech Facts. The purchase is the start of the expansion of the Indian Army’s aviation capacity.  ... Read more

India moves more armed helicopters to Chinese border

India moves more armed helicopters to Chinese border

26-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Army has taken action and is planning to send ten HAL Dhruv Mk-IVs to Likabali, Assam. They are hoping that the increased amount of weaponized helicopters will help counter the Chinese military that is steadily growing alongside the Sino-Indian border, reports The Diplomat. They hope the squadron will be ready to send in... Read more

31-May-17 Z402 Airbus SA316 Dayarampura, India

31-May-17 Z402 Airbus SA316 Dayarampura, India

31-May-2017

Precautionary landing due to change of weather – it was a very soggy field... Read more

Indian Army Retires Chetak and Cheetah Fleet

Indian Army Retires Chetak and Cheetah Fleet

11-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Army is retiring their ageing fleet after recent accidents. They will be retiring their Chetak and Cheetah platforms and replacing them with 40 Dhruv LUHs and 200 Kamov Ka-226T “Hoodlum” helicopters. They also plan for 140 units to be built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited who will be partnering with Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport,... Read more

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

3-Sep-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

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

11-Feb-15 HAL Dhruv Ganderbal, India (2F)

11-Feb-15 HAL Dhruv Ganderbal, India (2F)

11-Feb-2015

Instructor and student killed on night training flight.  Crashed in rocky mountainous area and burnt out... Read more

02-Feb-15 Z3155 HAL Chetak Rangapahar, India

02-Feb-15 Z3155 HAL Chetak Rangapahar, India

2-Feb-2015

Crashed from 10-12 ft shortly after take off, 4 POB.  Pilots Colonel B K Singh and Major Kshitij not injured... Read more

01-Oct-14 HAL Cheetah Bharthaul, India (3F)

01-Oct-14 HAL Cheetah Bharthaul, India (3F)

1-Oct-2014

Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army taking part in the ongoing military exercise at the Jat Regimetanl Centre (JRC) at Bareilly crashed minutes after take-off killing all three on board.  It had gained only a few hundred metres in height when it caught fire mid-air.  Another report states it was a maintenance flight.  The three... Read more

India starts second AgustaWestland probe – this time for Army LUH program

India starts second AgustaWestland probe – this time for Army LUH program

15-Jun-2013

CBI sources said the preliminary inquiry has been registered on the request of the Defence Ministry after it emerged that a Brigadier-level officer allegedly promised to help AgustaWestland swing the 197-helicopter deal.  see full story... Read more

Eurocopter complains about delay in Indian Army deal

Eurocopter complains about delay in Indian Army deal

29-May-2013Source: The Sunday Guardian

The French helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter has complained to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) about the delay in the commencement of the price negotiation process in the 197-helicopter deal for the Indian Army. (See Full Story)... Read more

13-May-13 HAL Dhruv Siachen, India

13-May-13 HAL Dhruv Siachen, India

13-May-2013

1 serious, 1 minor injury to the 2 POB.  Damage level to helicopter not known... Read more

23-May-12 HAL Chetak Siachen Glacier, India (1F)

23-May-12 HAL Chetak Siachen Glacier, India (1F)

23-May-2012

Crashed, killing pilot Major Chandrashekhar Singh, shortly after dropping off supplies at a helipad in the Himalayas at an altitude of 19,685ft... Read more

Indian army aviation is “97 per cent obsolete”

Indian army aviation is “97 per cent obsolete”

8-May-2012Source: IBN

The Indian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Defence has tabled a report showing the Army faces a shortage of 18 Cheetah, one Chetak, 76 Advance Light Helicopter and 60 armed Advance Light Helicopters. (read full story)... Read more

Indian Army close to releasing unmanned helicopter RFI

Indian Army close to releasing unmanned helicopter RFI

27-Jun-2011Source: Indian Army

The Army is moving closer to a decision on whether to invest in a new unmanned helicopter. The service expects to issue a “request for information” next week for a vertical-takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft, Army officials said during a June 23 conference call with reporters. As an interim step before it decides to... Read more

India short-lists MBDA’s PARS 3LR guided missile system

India short-lists MBDA’s PARS 3LR guided missile system

23-Jun-2011Source: MBDA

MBDA´s PARS 3 LR guided missile system has been short listed for the Indian Army helicopter future air-to-ground requirement. MBDA Deutschland has delivered proposals for its PARS 3 LR multi-target, long range weapon system for HAL’s Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH DHRUV) and for two attack helicopters, the KAMOV KA-52 and the MIL MI-28. Within the... Read more

21-Apr-11 HAL Dhruv Lachung, India (4F)

21-Apr-11 HAL Dhruv Lachung, India (4F)

21-Apr-2011

“Though it seems that the helicopter had crashed owing to the inclement weather, a court of inquiry has been ordered,” quoting the Indian Army.  Deceased quoted at pilots – Lt. Jepa and Lt. Col Bhatia of the Indian Air Force and soldiers Naib Subedar Rana and Naik Panth of 8 Gorkha Rifles... Read more

HAL prepare to hand over six helicopters at Aero India

HAL prepare to hand over six helicopters at Aero India

7-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

During Aero India in Bangalore this week, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will hold handover ceremonies for a total of six helicopters.  One Chetak helicopter will be going to the Namibian Air Force.  On Wednesday 9th February, five Dhruv helicopters will be handed over to the Indian Army as the first batch of their recent order.... Read more

02-Feb-11 HAL Cheetah Nashik, India (2F)

02-Feb-11 HAL Cheetah Nashik, India (2F)

2-Feb-2011

Helicopter crashed into unoccupied building close to an air base used for training by the Indian Army.  Two killed were Major Atul Garje and Captain Bhanu Pratap Gupta... Read more

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