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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

Airbus in talks with Indian Navy

Airbus in talks with Indian Navy

17-Feb-2021Source: The Print

 European Aviation giant Airbus is in talks with the Indian Navy to lease out Panther helicopters for its warships as the force looks at bridging the capability gap it faces when it comes to the rotary wing, Rémi Maillard, president of Airbus India and the company’s managing director for South Asia, told ThePrint. See Full... Read more

Indian Navy plans to lease 10-12 Light Utility Helicopters

Indian Navy plans to lease 10-12 Light Utility Helicopters

14-Dec-2020Source: The EurAsian Times

Under the newly introduced Defense ministry leasing guidelines, the Indian Navy is looking to lease light utility helicopters for its logistical needs. The Navy is looking to fill vital gaps in the frontline warships by urgently leasing 12-18 helicopters from foreign vendors. See Full Story.... Read more

HAL Delivers Chetak Helicopter to Indian Navy Ahead of Schedule

HAL Delivers Chetak Helicopter to Indian Navy Ahead of Schedule

30-Jul-2019Source: HAL

HAL delivered a Chetak helicopter ahead of schedule to Indian Navy. The documents were handed over by Mr S. Anbuvelan, General Manager of Helicopter Division-HAL to Commodore Vikram Menon, VSM, CSO(Air), HQNA in an event held at HAL facilities here, today. HAL entered into a contract with the Indian Navy in August 2017 for supply... Read more

Russian Helicopters Intends to Participate in the Tender of the Indian Navy

Russian Helicopters Intends to Participate in the Tender of the Indian Navy

15-Jan-2018Source: State Corporation Rostec

The Russian Helicopters holding intends to participate in the tender for the supply of 111 shipborne Ka-226T helicopters for the Indian Navy. This light multi-purpose helicopter can comfortably seat up to seven people or one ton of cargo, and it can be produced by the Russian-Indian joint venture, the creation of which was agreed upon... Read more

Indian navy rejects Ka226 due to lack of blade folding capability

Indian navy rejects Ka226 due to lack of blade folding capability

7-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

29-Jun-15 HAL Chetak Ramachandrapuram, India

29-Jun-15 HAL Chetak Ramachandrapuram, India

29-Jun-2015

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

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

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

8-May-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

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

Sikorsky tempts India with local Sea Hawk production line

Sikorsky tempts India with local Sea Hawk production line

23-Feb-2015Source: WSJ

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... Read more

18-Sep-14 HAL SA316B Alibaug, India

18-Sep-14 HAL SA316B Alibaug, India

18-Sep-2014

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

Scam-wary India defers decision on naval helicopter purchase

Scam-wary India defers decision on naval helicopter purchase

8-Aug-2014Source: Times of India

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

Russian Helicopters ready to equip Indian aircraft carrier

Russian Helicopters ready to equip Indian aircraft carrier

19-May-2014Source: Rostec

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

Indian Navy commissions first Dhruv squadron

Indian Navy commissions first Dhruv squadron

13-Nov-2013Source: Indian Navy

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

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

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

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

5-Mar-2013

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

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

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

15-Oct-2012

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... Read more

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

17-May-2012Source: Defense World

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)... Read more

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

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

22-Feb-2012

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

NHI Industries claims Sikorsky does not meet Indian Navy tender requirements

NHI Industries claims Sikorsky does not meet Indian Navy tender requirements

27-Dec-2011Source: Defense World

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)... Read more

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

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

12-Dec-2011

Helicopter caught fire shortly after landing.  13 POB all safe... Read more

Indian Navy Sea King crew to get gallantry award

Indian Navy Sea King crew to get gallantry award

26-Jan-2011Source: MSN

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.... Read more

Indian Navy foils raids by Somali pirates

Indian Navy foils raids by Somali pirates

8-Sep-2010Source: Lloyds List

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.... Read more

Sikorsky makes commercial offer to Indian Navy

Sikorsky makes commercial offer to Indian Navy

31-Aug-2010Source: Financial Express

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... Read more

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

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

25-Mar-2009

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

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