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Dhruv ALH Updates & Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by CONNAN, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. SR-91

    SR-91 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    main-660x440.jpg I'd like HAL to start working on a new design of rotor blades like Blue Edge Rotor to reduce noise and make these helis more fuel efficient.



     
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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    ^^ amazing concept. but in my view, I would like HAL to perfect the small steps before it begins to run. the eco system around the choppers is still not 100% (Dhruv and LCH are not fully indigenous). lets get there first and then slowly upgrade to R&D for more cutting edge solutions.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    This helo is ridicuously good looking! Truly awe inspiring how far it (ALH) has come in the past decade when it was but a simple and limited utility helo.


    WRT to ATGM, deal won't be signed IMHO, IA/IAF will wait for HELINA

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    With NAG/HELINA so close to completion it doesn't make sense to throw money away on other ATGMs now.
     
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    GuardianRED Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    any idea of the time frame? and will it be 2x1 or 4x1 launcher?
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    2x1 right now, production by 2020 I would expect.
     
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  6. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The slow steps are the right way for low end projects. That's why it was good to move from Dhruv => Rudra => LCH and based on this learning curve LUH. But we can't afford to take too much time to learn either, we need to use JVs or co-developments on the upper side, to make a leap as well. Same way with LCA for the base and FGFA for the high end.
     
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  7. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Not sure if posted before...

    http://saab.com/about-saab/sites/as...f-protection-system-for-the-dhruv-helicopter/


    http://news.cision.com/saab/r/saab-...s-limited-for-transfer-of-technology,c2191577


    http://saabgroup.com/Media/news-pre...tion-systems-for-the-indian-dhruv-helicopter/
     
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    ashkum2278 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Are there any plans to integrate a FIRE CONTROL RADAR on both LCH & ALH in the near future? Is there any such development taking place?????
     

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