Shailesh Kumar, National Defence
Bengaluru, 22 February 2019
Inside The Cockpit of HAL’s Naval Utility Helicopter | HAL To Supply 111 NUH To Indian Navy As OEM With Strategic Private Partners? | Exclusive
This is mock up of Naval version of Advanced Light Helicopter in NUH configuration. Indian Navy is in process of procuring 111 Naval Utility Helicopters. On day one of Aero India 2019, Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman evinced keen interest in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s Naval Utility Helicopter. She witnessed the complete demonstration of tail boom folding and main rotor folding of the Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) which was on display at HAL pavilion as a Technology Demonstrator.
HAL showcased a mockup of the Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv with customization which would meet all the operational requirements as stated in the Navy RFI for a Naval Utility Hellicopter. ALH Dhruv in NUH configuration will be fitted with torpedoes, depth charges and missiles, Self Protection Suit, Flight Crew Data, Software Defined Radio, Data Link and SATCOM and will have main rotor blade folding and tail boom folding to enable stowage in Navy’s ship hangers. Watch full story at: https://youtu.be/0XYyGrscVK0
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 15 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.