HAL Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv

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  1. AnantS

    AnantS Senior Member Senior Member

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    variety is way of life?everybody likes little color in their life? wait for PRODUCT RED edition of Dhruv - It may also come out soon
     
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    Hal rudra with 4 helina
    And 2 rocket pods.......
    Old pic....

    According to Thales . They have armed 80 hal rudra..
    And will arm 18 rudra...
    15 lsps...(lsps are already armed so I believe 18 rudras too)

    So we have a sizeable attack helicopter.... though without atgm
     
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    BSF Dhruv helicopters.
     
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    BSF Dhruv helicopters.
     
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    First pic engine exaust cover is missing...
     
  7. Bhumihar

    Bhumihar Jako Rakhe Saiyan Mar Sake Na Koi Senior Member

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    How many personnel do u think it can carry at once.
     
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    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    10 Full equipped personnel.

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    Shashank Nayak Regular Member

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    Got a little confused.. So, how many HAL Rudras are in service...?
     
  10. abingdonboy

    abingdonboy Senior Member Senior Member

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    IA has 3 SQNs in service, maybe 4 today. IAF has over 30.

    IA has ordered so far about 100 and IAF 65. Production is going well
     
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  11. Pazhassiraja

    Pazhassiraja Regular Member

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    How is it possible to say that Rudra is without ATGM even though the above pic shows 4 ATGMs? Did you mean that Helina is still not operationalized?
     
  12. Chinmoy

    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Those are not HELINA. Those are MISTRAL.


    HELINA is not yet inducted.
     
  13. Pazhassiraja

    Pazhassiraja Regular Member

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    But the description beneath says Helina.. Hence I quoted so.
     
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    she has a much greater range(>30%) than the TVS Apache Echo.
    Edit:FYI, DEAD is Destruction of Enemy Air Defences
    CSFO is Counter Surface Force Operations
    ESC to SHBO is Escort to Special Heliborne Operations
    RPA is Remotely Piloted Aircraft.

    From BR
     
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    Army Dhruv WSI during night operation.
     
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    Is there any plan to develop an extended version of ALH Dhruv?
     
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  17. Bhumihar

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    Cool photo ops.
    This is what I call PR and advertising.

    These pics ooze coolness.
     
  18. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Mistral does have a ground attack ability based on IR signatures but it wouldn't do much against an MBT. It would shred light armoured vehicles.
     
  19. Pazhassiraja

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    Thank you. It was a new information to me as I was thinking that Mistral was an air-to-air missile for helicopters. However, in that picture, I see cannisterized missiles which I have seen for helina only. The mistrals I believe don't have a cannister. Besides it was written below also that the Rudra was holding 4 helina. Hence I was wondering why it was mentioned that Rudra was w/o an ATGM?
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Mistral will always come in a canister. It is part of the launch mechanism.
     

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