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The Indian Navy's helicopter plans and purchases

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Agent_47, Nov 30, 2016.

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    Dhruv is around 5.5t MTOW and even Sikorsky's S76 that is expected to be part of the tender, comes around 5.3t. But more importantly, that is the maximum take off weight and why would a naval Dhruv need to take off that heavy from our vessels? Neither SAR, anti piracy or even or the light utility missions would require a fully loaded Dhruv right? The land versions carry full load of troops or even jeeps as a slung load, but that's not the usual load for an NLUH.
    Afaik no naval Dhruv so far has the new folding system. I only have seen it on models or the mock up of HALs LUH, which has no prospect for naval vessels anyway.
    The issue of the current system was not only automatic or mechanical, but also that the rotors are not fully folding to the back, which means it requires more hangar space. But then again, what did HAL waited for, to fix these issues and get at least a piece of the 100+ helicopter deal.
     

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