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Dhruv  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 274
Unitary Cost: USD$7.2 million
Also Known As: ALH, ALH Mk-I, ALH Mk-II and ALH Mk-III
Origin: India
Corporations: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Parent System: Dhruv
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 274
Family Members: Rudra
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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.

HAL in partnership with IAI are actively marketing the Dhruv/ALH helicopter in the international market. It is suitable for airlift, VIP transport, search and rescue, medical evacuation, law enforcement, off-shore operations, disaster relief, etc. The passenger/troop capacity is 12-14 depending on the aircraft configuration. The Indian Defense Ministry plans call for the purchase of more than 200 helicopters in a variety of configurations.

As of June 2005, in addition to India the Dhruv/ALH multi-purpose helicopter had been ordered by Israel and Nepal. Ecuador also ordered the affordable Dhruv helicopter.

Dhruv Applications


Auxiliary Vessels NOPV Samar Fighting Ships Kamorta Kolkata Magar Shivalik Visakhapatnam

Dhruv Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 12
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Dimensions
Height: 4.91 meter (16.1 foot)
Length: 15.9 meter (52 foot)
Main Rotor Diameter: 13.2 meter
Performance
Ceiling: 4,750 meter (15,584 foot)
Max Range: 650 kilometer (351 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 2,000 shp (1,492 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 70 mps (250 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 300 kph (162 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 4 hour (0.17 day)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 5,500 kilogram (12,125 pound)
Payload: 2,600 kilogram (5,732 pound)
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)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Dhruv News

There are 9 news between
21 Dec 2006 and 31 Mar 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard to Take Delivery of 32 Dhruv Helicopters
Tuesday, March 31, 2015Indian Dhruv Helicopter to Get Saab's IDAS Countermeasures
Friday, September 20, 2013Indian Advanced Light Helicopters to Receive IDAS Countermeasures
Friday, February 8, 2013Indian Army Takes Delivery of First Production Rudra Light Armored Helicopter
Wednesday, June 22, 2011PARS 3 LR Anti-Tank Missile Short Listed for Indian Army Attack Helicopter Program
Monday, December 22, 2008Indian Dhruv Helicopters to Receive Saab's Integrated EW Self-protection System
Thursday, June 26, 2008Ecuadorian Air Force Purchases Seven HAL Dhruv Helicopters
Thursday, August 16, 2007Shakti Engine Makes Maiden Flight Powering Weaponized Dhruv
Thursday, December 21, 2006Indian ALH Helicopters to Integrate THL 20 Turret

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Ecuador7
Scheduled for delivery between 2008 and 2009
India267
Aircraft ordered by the Indian Army and Air Force with deliveries scheduled for completion by 2016 (235). The Indian Navy and Coast Guard order 32 aircraft in 2017 (16+16).
YearHoldings
2017235
Jun 200876

Grand Total 2744
Cannons & Gear
THL 20x1
Defensive Weapons
LAHATx8
Nagx8
Propulsion Systems
Shaktix2
TM333 2B2x2
Protection Systems
CIDAS 300x1
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