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Indian Coast Guard receives three Dhruv Mk.III helicopters

Indian Coast Guard receives three Dhruv Mk.III helicopters

17-Jun-2021Source: HAL

In a major boost to the ALH Mk-III indigenous Coast Guard programme, three Advanced Light Helicopter (ALHs) manufactured by HAL were inducted into the stables of Indian Coast Guard by Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, today. These helicopters which are part of ALH Mk III programe will be positioned in Bhubaneswar, Porbandar, Chennai and Kochi... Read more

HAL Hands Over ALHs to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard

HAL Hands Over ALHs to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard

23-Feb-2021Source: HAL

HAL handed over three Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk III) to Indian Navy and two ALHs to Indian Coast Guard as part of its 16 ALHs contract at the ongoing Aero India 2021. The helicopters were handed over by Mr. R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL to Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Naval Staff and Mr. K.... Read more

HAL does first ground run on Dhruv for Indian Coast Guard

HAL does first ground run on Dhruv for Indian Coast Guard

2-Jul-2018Source: HAL

The first green helicopter earmarked for Indian Coast Guard has completed its build with installation of basic systems and had a successful maiden ground run here today. It was handed over to the Rotary Wing R&D Centre, a design house of HAL for integration and certification of 19 new systems. Director General Rajendra Singh, Indian... Read more

AgustaWestland bids for two more Indian military tenders

AgustaWestland bids for two more Indian military tenders

10-Apr-2013Source: Indian Express

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)... Read more

Non-compliant Eurocopter scuppers Indian Coast Guard tender

Non-compliant Eurocopter scuppers Indian Coast Guard tender

3-Oct-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Times of India is reporting that the tender for 16 helicopters for the Indian Coast Guard has been stopped.  With just two manufacturers bidding – local HAL with the Dhruv and Eurocopter with the AS565MB Panther – the defence ministry has reportedly found the Panther to be non-compliant in some aspects of the tender... Read more

Indian Coast Guard launches tender for 16 helicopters

Indian Coast Guard launches tender for 16 helicopters

21-Nov-2011Source: Hindustan Times

The Indian Coast Guard has floated a global tender worth over $200 million to procure 16 light helicopters.  The global Request for Proposal has been sent to three companies – Eurocopter, AgustaWestland and Sikorsky.  Eurocopter are expected to bid with the AS565 Panther. (see full story)... Read more

Indian Coast Guard tender gets off the ground

Indian Coast Guard tender gets off the ground

13-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Coast Guard is progressing its tender for 12 helicopters, with three bids received by the cut-off date.  The three are Sikorsky offering the S76 OSS Air, working with AgustaWestland and their AW109 Indocopter, working with Eurocopter The latter two are their tied manufacturers’ local representatives.  The tender calls for the helicopters to be... Read more

11-Aug-11 Pratapnagari, India

11-Aug-11 Pratapnagari, India

11-Aug-2011

Emergency landing in a paddy field during a post-maintenance ferry flight... Read more

India cancels Coast Guard helicopter acquisition

India cancels Coast Guard helicopter acquisition

30-Jul-2010Source: Economic Times

The Defence Ministry has cancelled a tender for hiring eight helicopters for transport and evacuation operations after going through the year-long selection process.... Read more

Indian Coast Guard inducts Chetak in Chennai

Indian Coast Guard inducts Chetak in Chennai

23-Jul-2010Source: The Hindu

Two more Chetak helicopters would be added in the next few months.... Read more

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