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Dhruv ALH Updates & Discussions

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

  1. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Re: In Siachen, Dhruv PROVES A world-beater

    That seems reallly high! What heights has Dhruv been taken to in this pic? :ph34r:
     
  2. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Re: In Siachen, Dhruv PROVES A world-beater

    Its aprox 5.7-5.75K.M altitude.
     
  3. Firemaster

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    Re: In Siachen, Dhruv PROVES A world-beater

    can lch go to this altitude with same or more payload
     
  4. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Re: In Siachen, Dhruv PROVES A world-beater

    I don't know the pay lod it carried when the photo was taken so I can't really say how much more it can carry but
    carrying 2.6-2.8 tons at that altitude should not be a problem after all it has a service sealing of 8.3 K.M .
     
  5. CONNAN

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    Re: In Siachen, Dhruv PROVES A world-beater

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    Re: In Siachen, Dhruv PROVES A world-beater

    i don't it will even carry a load of 2 tns lch (no matter at what height it flies) it will certainly have the same internal fuel capacity if not more than that of dhruv.....leaving less than 2tns payload capacity.... although i cud be wrong if the production version happens to have a lesser empty weight and higher mtow....

    today not even mi28 has a payload capacity of 2.6-2.8 , i think its around 2.2-2.3 tns.....
     
  10. Sanjeeb Bose

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    great news indeed... we need to increase its annual production rate drastically.
     
  11. @speaks

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    India to Integrate HELENA ATGM on its Dhruv Helicopters

    India is looking to equip its Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv helicopters with HELINA air to surface anti-tank missiles in next couple of years.

    HELINA is an improved version of the Nag anti-tank missile, It is being developed by the DRDO and scheduled for end user trials in 2013. Missile will have a range of 8 kilometers.

    DRDO is also looking to statrt development of the Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SR-SAM) with help from France. SR- SAM will have a range of 8 to 9 kilometers.

    Indian Military News: India to Integrate HELENA ATGM on its Dhruv Helicopters
     
  12. SpArK

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    Simply Sarang: Daring Dhruvs on a Duet!


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    Some rare and hi-res photographs of Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of India Air Force's Sarang Helicopter Display Team.
     
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  13. Nirvana

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    An Update On India's Helicopter Programme

    The delayed weaponised version of India's ALH Dhruv helicopter, designated Dhruv-WSI will begin a fresh a final round of firing trials next month, starting with its 20-mm turret gun, followed by trials of its 70mm rockets and MBDA Mistral air-to-air missiles in November. Aiming for initial operational clearance (IOC) by December this year, deliveries of the production helicopters are set to happen before March 2012. The weapon systems are currently being ground tested in integrated configuration (IADS).

    In October, the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) programme will begin its first off-base trials at sea-level, followed by off-based hot weather and cold weather trials at high altitude in Ladakh. Weapons trials will commence between the hot and cold weather trials. HAL aims to finish flight testing by February 2013. A third prototype/tech demonstrator TD-3 is under fabrication and will soon join the test programme. While no firm orders have yet been placed for the LCH, the IAF (primary customer) has confirmed a requirement of 65 units, while the Army has said it intends to order 114.

    After freezing configuration in June 2009 and design in August last year, HAL is now in the process of identifying systems and equipment for its Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). The transmission and rotor system design has been completed, and is fully indigenous. Raising of assembly jigs and fixtures is currently in progress. One ground test vehicle (GTV) and three prototypes of the LUH are planned, with a first prototype flight in 2012 and initial operational clearance by 2014. Apart from servicing a requirement of 187 helicopters from the Army and IAF, HAL expects to sell at least 100 to the civil market.

    While the weaponised Dhruv and LCH will be manufactured in existing HAL facilities, greenfield production lines will be built for the LUH and medium-lift Indian Multirole Helicopter (IMRH). For the latter, design and development is yet to begin, as HAL hasn't identified a technology/design partner yet.

    Livefist: An Update On India's Helicopter Programmes
     
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  14. smestarz

    smestarz Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Since Dhruv is so successful, why are we going in for Fennec for The indian army?
     
  15. Nirvana

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    Dhruv Is Very Much Capable Platform to Work under Rough Terrains as What Indian army Wants , But The Difference is Army Is Looking For Chopper Below 3 Tonne Category [ A Light Utility Helicopter ] to Replace Cheetah's and Chetak's.

    Dhruv Is a 5.5 Tonne Class Chopper Compared to Fennec Which is 2.25 Tonne Chopper , Half The Weight of Dhruv
    Beside , Cost may be Another Reason , A fennec Cost $2.8m per unit Compared to $5.1m per unit
    Fennec Completely Fits The Bill to Replace Vintage Allouette's

    And Hence , Development of 3 Tonne Class Light Observation Helicopter By HAL

    Besides , Dhruv is More capable , Can Carry More Crew and Cargo ....So Our Armed Forces is Looking to Acquire Total 300 Units In This Decade Including Combat Capable
    So No Loss For The Dhruv
     

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