Bengaluru: Indian Navy received three “Made in India” Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) from the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on February 5. The helicopters are customised for coastal security.
The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Karambir Singh informed media persons on the side-lines of Aero India show in Bengaluru that out of the 16 Mk-III helicopters ordered, three were delivered on February 5.
The naval version of ALH is fitted with an array of advanced sensors that can detect Mumbai terror attacks like intrusions on Indian waters. These helicopters have latest generation avionics, indigenous low frequency dunking sonar, full glass cockpit with integrated architecture display system and the powerful Shakti engines.
It also has a nose mounted surveillance radar with 270 degree coverage that can detect and track multiple marine targets. Its synthetic aperture radar and inverse synthetic aperture radar can detect targets on sea.