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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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    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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    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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    ALH in action in Hyderabad. Sep 23 2017

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/when-all-you-need-is-to-be-rescued/article19744396.ece

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    [​IMG]STAFF REPORTER
    HYDERABAD, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 23:24 IST
    UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 07:39 IST

    Relief agencies enthralled denizens with a mock rescue operation that was conducted in Hussainsagar on Saturday.

    Organised by the State and Central governments, the mock operation involved simulation of flooding in the city. To simulate the event, the Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had placed partially-submerged structures resembling commercial and residential buildings in the lake. About 50 armed forces personnel, pretending to be trapped civilians, were placed inside the structures, waiting for rescue.

    To airlift and provide ground support, the Army and air force deployed the M-17, Chetak and Advanced Light Helicopters which hovered as the stranded persons were winched. To demonstrate capability, a massive inflatable power boat was also air-dropped onto the waters, even as the rescue personnel raced across the waters from the lake’s banks to evacuate ‘stranded persons’ and provide them aid.

    The mock disaster rescue and relief exercise was witnessed by Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre, and Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali. Senior police officials, including City Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy, were present. The exercise was coordinated by GoC for Southern Command, Lt. Gen. P.M. Hariz.

    A large crowd had gathered near Sanjeeviah Park to witness the exercise. People continued to arrive well after the completion of the programme mistaking it to be a day-long event.

    Besides the rescue operations, the agencies also demonstrated their ability to provide medical care and relief. For the public viewers, a static display showing a rehabilitation camp was arranged that depicted the functioning of such a camp.

    The Saturday’s exercise was part of a two-day programme dubbed ‘Pralay Sahayam’ organised in the city. On Friday, a seminar was organised at College of Defence Management. A table-top exercise of flooding in Hyderabad was simulated at the seminar where various agencies tested the coordinated responses.
     
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