HAL rolls out 300th Dhruv in Bengaluru

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 29

In a major landmark in indigenous weapon production programme, the 300th Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), christened Dhruv, rolled out from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) hangar in Bengaluru today.

While the Dhruv is a transport helicopter capable of ferrying up to 14 passengers, it also has an armed variant called the Rudra.

R Madhavan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, HAL, said the ALH never looked back from the day when the prototype took its maiden flight on August 30, 1992, and has since evolved into a world-class helicopter with its unparalleled performance.

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