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

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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
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?
 

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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?
Those are not HELINA. Those are MISTRAL.


HELINA is not yet inducted.
 

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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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How is it possible to say that Rudra is without ATGM even though the above pic shows 4 ATGMs?
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.
 

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

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Kunal biwas can you post some pictures of indian coast guard dhruv helicopter.
 

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