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HAL hands over five ALHs Mk III to Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard
Bengaluru, February 5, 2021
The public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over three Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mk III to the Indian Navy and two to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) as part of its 16 ALHs-contract during the ongoing Aero India 2021 at Air Force Station Yehalanka here today.
The helicopters were handed over by HAL Chairman and Managing Director R Madhavan to Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Director General Coast Guard K Natarajan in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The ALH has clogged close to 3,00,000 cumulative flight hours and proven its mettle in versatile operations, an official press release said.
The ALH Mk III is fitted with a state-of-the-art glass cockpit and powerful Shakti engine. The contract involves the integration of 19 major systems with the existing ALH MK III that include IFF MKXII & ATC Xpdr with ADS-B Out, V/UHF Communication System, Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS-I), SAR Homer system, Automatic Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ADELT), Loud Hailer, Radio altimeter, Rescue Basket, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), IADS System, AFCS, Digital Video Recording System (SSDVR), Automatic Identification System (AIS), High-Intensity Search Light (HISL), Pressure Refuelling System, Control grips, EO POD Rev III, Surveillance Radar System and 12.7 mm Gun system.