HomeWorldTotal of 16 ALH Mk-III aircraft have been progressively inducted into the...

Total of 16 ALH Mk-III aircraft have been progressively inducted into the Indian Coast Guard

In a major push to further strengthen Coast Guard Area East, 840 Sqn (CG), Indian Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk-III was commissioned by DG Shri VS Pathania at ICG Air Station, Chennai on 30 November. , 2022. The commissioning of 840 Sqn (CG) marks a leap towards self-sufficiency in helicopter manufacturing in line with the government’s vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. It will provide a major complement to the Indian Coast Guard’s capabilities in the security-sensitive waters off Tamil Nadu and the Andhra region.

Originally manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the ALH Mk-III helicopters are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including advanced radar and electro-optical sensors, Shakti engines, all-glass cockpit, high intensity search light, advanced communication systems, automatic identification system as well as search and rescue homer. This capability enables the helicopter to conduct maritime reconnaissance as well as long-range search and rescue while operating from ships, both day and night.

The aircraft has the ability to switch roles from an attack platform with a heavy machine gun to a benign platform with a medical intensive care unit to facilitate the transfer of critically ill patients. A total of 16 ALH Mk-III aircraft have been progressively inducted into the Indian Coast Guard and four of these aircraft are based in Chennai. Since incorporation, the squadron has flown more than 430 hours and conducted a number of operational missions.

Read Now :<strong>Senior journalist Ravish Kumar resigns from NDTV</strong>

[responsivevoice_button buttontext="Listen This Post" voice="Hindi Female"]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

RELATED ARTICLES

Trending News

Pathaan Estimated Box Office 4th Day Collection: Shah Rukh Khan Movies grossing a total of ₹212 million

After Pathaan grossed ₹57 crore on its opening day in India, the Shah Rukh Khan film once again collected...

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti joins Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi in Jammu and Kashmir

The Bharat Jodo Yatra at the Congress entered its final round on Saturday as the march led by Rahul...

Bal Gangadhar Tilak: one of the most important leaders of the Indian Independence Movement

Bala Gangadhar Tilak was born in 1856 in Ratnagiri, present day Maharashtra into a middle-class Hindu family; he received...

Government notifies complaints appeals boards to deal with complaints against social media firms

The Center has notified three Complaints Appeal Boards to deal with user complaints on social media and other internet...