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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 8 February 2013
Total Production: 18
Also Known As: ALH Mk-IV
Origin: India
Corporations: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Parent System: Dhruv
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 292
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.

Rudra Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Troops: 12
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Max Power at TakeOff: 2,000 shp
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Rudra News

There are 2 news between
8 Feb 2013 and 22 Feb 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019Indian Army Takes Delivery of ALH Mk III and Rudra Helicopters
Friday, February 8, 2013Indian Army Takes Delivery of First Production Rudra Light Armored Helicopter

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 181
Cannons & Gear
THL 20x1
Defensive Weapons
Propulsion Systems
TM333 2B2x2
Protection Systems
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