Rudra Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 8 February 2013 Total Production: ? Also Known As:ALH Mk-IV Origin:India Corporations: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Parent System:Dhruv Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002 Total Production: 274 Family Members:Dhruv
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Description: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) helicopter division's Dhruv 'polestar' medium-size, multi-role, multi-mission aircraft is the result of the Indian Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) program. Series production started in 2000 achieving initial operational capability (IOC) with the Indian Navy in 2002. This helicopter was designed to meet the requirements of both civil and military operators. The versatile Dhruv twin-engine helicopter can perform transport, utility and attack missions using a day/night, all-weather navigation and targeting systems. The avionics and glass cockpit are provided by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and the two TM333 turboshaft engines by Turbomeca (Snecma Group) of France. India is also offering the Shakti engine as an alternative to the Turbomeca TM333 turboshaft.
The Indian Army Rudra is a light armored version of the Dhruv multipurpose helicopter outfitted with a THL 20 20mm gun, nose-mounted electro-optical sensors, pod mounted 70mm rockets, air-to-air missiles and LAHAT or Nag anti-tank missiles. The sensor package provides the capability to engage targets day/night. The Rudra is the Mk-IV version of the ALH program. The first production aircraft painted in a black scheme was delivered to the Indian Army at Aero India in Bangalore on February 8, 2013.
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Troops: 12 Dimensions Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter Power Max Power at TakeOff: 2,000 shp
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