India’s state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced it rolled out 300th Advanced Light Helicopter “Dhruv” today.
Prototype of the ALH Dhruv made its maiden flight in August 1992. “The evolution from ALH Mark-I to Mark-IV has been phenomenal and is a boost to the indigenous design and development of helicopters,” R Madhavan, CMD, HAL, said.
The company is currently HAL is producing 73 ALHs contracted for Army (41), Indian Navy (16) and Indian Coast Guard (16). Out of this, 38 ALHs have already been produced and the remaining will be completed by 2022.
The ‘Ground Run’ of the first Limited Series Production (LSP) of Light Combat Helicopter- Limited Series Production (LCH-LSP) was also carried out.