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Advanced Light Helicopters Inducted at INS Dega

Posted On: 07 JUN 2021 9:13PM by PIB Delhi

The induction ceremony of ‘322 Dega Flight’ was held in the presence of Vice Adm Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) with three indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) MK III helicopters flying into Naval Air Station, INS Dega on 07 Jun 21. With the induction of these Maritime Reconnaissance and Coastal Security (MRCS) helicopters, the ENC got a major boost towards enhancing the capabilities of the force, in pursuit of the maritime interests of the nation. These helicopters, built by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, are state-of-the-art flying machines and constitute a major step in our quest for “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”.

ALH MK III helicopters feature an array of systems previously seen only on heavier, multi-role helicopters of the Indian Navy. These helicopters are fitted with modern surveillance radar and electro-optical equipment, which enable them to undertake the role of maritime reconnaissance in addition to providing long-range Search and Rescue, both by day and night. In addition to special operations capabilities, ALH MK III is also fitted with a heavy machine gun to undertake constabulary missions. A removable Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is also fitted on ALH MK III helicopters to airlift critically ill patients. The helicopter also has a host of advanced avionics, making it truly an all-weather aircraft.

The flight is being led by Cdr SS Dash as the first flight commander who is an experienced ALH Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) with extensive operational experience.



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Maharashtra flood
One #ALH helo from Goa was positioned at Ratnagiri for #relief / #rescue AM 23 July 2021.
Search and Rescue #SAR mission undertaken at Dongri in Gangavalli river belt, eight personnel stranded in two hotels were air lifted by Naval ALH, when local attempts for rescue were unsuccessful. The Naval ALH was launched from Goa and successfully completed rescue of the stranded people in over two hours.
Goa. In addition to providing aerial support to Karwar rescue efforts, a sortie was made to Ganjem near Ponda to check and verify the receding water levels. Another ALH has been deployed at flood affected Ratnagiri to undertake SAR missions.
Dhruv MK3 proving her mettle..hope navy will give more follow on orders.Look at it compas electro optical pod under nose


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Tonbo offering Avenger-S EOTS for aerial assets, application in any platform is unknown. For now ALH-WSI uses Elbit one.
Tonbo seems to always miss out in GoI tenders in technical qualification stage because almost none of their complex products meet the indigenous content criteria as they heavily rely on imported off-the-shelf components. Sometimes they even import partially completed components. Tonbo is a design and engineering house and not an expert in manufacturing and prefers to outsource a lot.

This is why Elbit wins because they have a comprehensive tie up with BEL for indegenising their products as BEL has a lot of inhouse manufacturing capabilities including PCB manufacture, SMD assembly, integration and testing etc which Tonbo doesn't and has to outsource.

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