Jun 24, 2014

India Dhruv helicopter likely to be deployed on-board Indian Navy INS Vikramaditya

Indigenously-built Dhruv helicopter is likely to be deployed on INS Vikramaditya for carrying out the role of detecting hostile submarines.
If inducted, ALH will be the first indigenous system to be integrated on the warship, which operates only imported equipment such as the MiG 29K naval combat fighters and the Kamov-31 helicopters.
HAL is undergoing trials for carrying out role of detecting hostile submarines using systems developed by the DRDO.
The system would be tried further before any final decision is taken on deploying the twin-engine chopper on board the carrier.
The Dhruv is also part of the Coast Guard inventory which uses it for search and rescue operations in coastal areas.

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