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Old November 3rd, 2017, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Dhruvhindustan Aeronautics Limited Divisions

The HAL Dhruv is a utility helicopter developed and manufactured by India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

HAL Dhruv

The indigenously designed and developed Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH-DHRUV) is a twin engine, multi-role, multi-mission new generation helicopter in the 5.5 ton weight class.

Dhruv is “type –Certified” for Military operations by the Centre for Military Airworthiness Certification (CEMILAC) and civil operations by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The basic Helicopter is produced in skid version and wheeled version.

Technical Parameters

Length 15.9 m
Width 13.2 m
Height 4.98 m
MTOW 5500 kg
Speed 295 Km/h
Range 640 km
Endurance 3.7 hr
PAX 12 + 2

TM 333 - 2B2 SHAKTI
- Dry wt. 167.5 kg 195 kg
- Max. Power 801 kW 899 kW
- Specific Fuel Consumption 0.323 kg/kw hr 0.300 kg/kw hr

Shakti Engine (For Dhruv Mk-III & Mk-IV)

12 % Higher power than TM 333 2B2 engine
Dual centrifugal compressor assembly
Single crystal blades
Dual channel FADEC

Roles of Dhruv

Passenger / Commuter Role
VIP Travel
Causality Evacuation
Under Slung Load
Rapid Deployment of Forces
Logistic Air Support
Search and Rescue

Features of Dhruv

Composite Hinge less Interchangeable Main Rotor Blades
Composite Bearing less Tail Rotor Blades
Composite Air Frame
Glass Cockpit & AFCS
Chaff & Flare Dispenser
Helmet Pointing System
Health & Usage Monitoring System
Digital Video Recording System
EO Pod with FLIR, LRF & LP
IR Suppressor
Integrated Self Protection Suite
Digital Moving Map
On Board Inert Gas Generation System
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