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HAL Indian Multirole Helicopter (IMRH)

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  1. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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    HAL's concept Indian Multirole Helicopter (IMRH) mock-up.
     
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    Specifications ?
     
  3. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Been talked about but no clarity on status
     
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    The Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH), which should hopefully soon begin development with the selection of an international technology partner, finally has a set of final specs (they underwent a change last year). The image you see above is the first diagrammatic representation of the helicopter from official material being prepared for documents that will follow up the invitations for Expressions of Interest (EoI) sent out last year.

    HAL has proposed that the platform needs to have an all-up weight of 13 metric tons, a maximum speed of 275-km/h and a service ceiling of 22,000 ft. The Indian military wants the helicopter to have a payload capacity of 3,500-kg and range of 500-km at sea level. The IMRH platform is to sport a five-blade composite main rotor with a four-bladed composite tail rotor, twin turboshaft engines with dual full authority digital engine controls. The powerplants would be required to have a 30-minute dry-run capable transmission system. All IMRHs will have glass cockpits — using equipment from Halbit Systems, DARE and Samtel.

    The bid is stuck, however, at the EoI stage, with four companies wondering what is happening. Companies that have responded to HAL’s invitation include Eurocopter (EC725 Caracal), Sikorsky (S-92A), Agusta-Westland (AW101) and Mil (Mi-17-IV).

    Officially the IMRH mission spectrum includes troop movement, high-altitude air maintenance, offshore operations, heliborne and amphibious assault operations, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. An armed gunship version is also expected to be concurrently developed. Other proposed variants include civil transport, VVIP transport, and air-ambulance.

    http://www.livefistdefence.com/2010/08/exclusive-proposed-indian-multirole.html
     
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    GSLV Mk III Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Sir what is the source ?
     
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    HAL, poster material for Aero India. :bad:


    Take a look at @manupubby_ET's Tweet:
     
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    GSLV Mk III Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Wow so this thing is still alive !!!!
     
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    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Its still alive....!!!!!!!!
    I wish it doesn't go the HJT-36 Way...And is hopefully inducted by 2030-2035....

    Good luck to them....


    I thought after all this time they would have a TD or a Prototype.....

    But a Mock-up does seems like an upgrade from a computer design on paper...


    I hope they put their HTSE-1200 on this......


    By 2040 we might as well have a complete and proper set of very light (LUH)... Light(ALH)....And light medium class(IMRH)....With almost everything desi...Cool...
     
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    You don't have to make a physical full scale mock-up these days, given the power of CAD software. I think this is just for the show.
     
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    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Oh yeah... Definitely....
     
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    It more or less similar to tried and tested "Dhruv" helicopter
     
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    Could be... Brother...

    But IMHO

    They would have based it on the Mi-8M/17 right...!?

    It's more comparable....More 'True and Tested'....And More similar to the IMRH....We have a lot of them too...
    The IMRH even looks like a Mi-8M/17...
    The ALH is too puny (5.5 T MTOW)to be scaled up to a 13T MTOW craft....I guess...
     
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    With higher service ceiling and better MTOW.
     
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    Mi 17 is Russian. What HAL have to do with it
     
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