HAL Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv

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  1. sthf

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    Doesn't make much sense. From what I understand current orders for Dhruv will be fulfilled by HAL itself and I don't see a large follow on order in the future. Dhruv is a great machine but I think both IA and IAF will follow IN and move on to newer platforms.

    LCA is a different ballgame as it is yet to enter full scale production and their is scope for a large order. Private sector is already playing a crucial role and can go much farther.
     
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    There are many ALH mk1’s which will be due to retire in some years and the new requirements. It’s better HAL plans for future contingency and involve private parties for joint production. Also I do see scope for specialised ALH platform like ASW etc.. I hope private companies bring the costs down and get few good export orders and provide good after sales service
     
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    Army aviation at work, but the last photo is of IAF Dhruv in the same area conducting rescue ..
     
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    Dhruv is going to be work-horse of IA & IAF for many many years.

    Off course, they will be getting updates as well.

    They will be getting orders in batches in future as well and line will not dry. A production rate of 50 will be easily consumed by IA & IAF.

    See the lifespan of Mi17 choppers, since so many years they are getting inducted across many nations.
     
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    @tejas warrior I firmly believe that both IA & IAF are just one tender away from creating an entire new set of requirements for a helicopter they didn't knew they needed till that very moment.

    Wait for NMRH to enter service and see IA & IAF kill IMRH and Dhruv in a single stroke.
     
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    That was about the civil version of Dhruv, probably to attract a partner to fund, produce and market that specific version.
     
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    Interesting ..

    Read more at:
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    It says 'commercial production via defense manufactures ', It does not talk about version of Dhruv ..

    Regardless, Its an offer and ts targeting international market ..

     
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    In Lok Sabha. The below information given by RRM Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Prof Saugata Roy and Innocent today.
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    Great to see the Dhruv onboard the Vikramaditya. But, sadly, the lack of folding blades is an eyesore.
     
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    And sadly not the ASW version.:shock::crying::tsk: I wish IN used few ASW ones...
     
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  16. Tanmay

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    Could see 3 soldiers fall. I hope they are not paralysed.
    Close to say 300 to 500 kgs on the winch if they were fully kitted :(
    Any mechanical engineer who can guess what may have caused this? broke in a weird way with those holes sort of bends
     
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    I feels like this as sabotage becoz look at the hole dents becoz these kind of holes used if u try to cut strong hollow structures like highly strength iron cylinder or concrete pills , highly specious, if u put holes in a hollow structure it reduces its strength and create a easy break point, these same principle used in controlled explosion of nuclear chimines
     
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    Am sure..the hook got cracked bcos of weight...
    Am never seen 3 personal rappel at a single time
     
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    Safe way rappelling down from helicopter is 1by 1 or 2 by 2
     

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    Probably they didn't see that the third soldier down had not landed yet and was still on rope. But usual thumb of rule is that you will design the system to withstand atleast twice the usual operating parameter. More so in military hardware. It it gave away carrying three lightly kitted ( demo purpose) soldiers, no way could fully battle gear laden soldiers be safely dropped.
    Else someone fucked up maintenance schedule or something from previous drops ( rescue missions ) might have weakend it.
     

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