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HAL offers solution for ALH blade folding

27th May 2020 - 00:00 GMT | by KP Sanjeev Kumar in Mumbai


Indian aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has put forward a ‘two-segmented blade’ proposal to meet the Indian Navy’s (IN's) long-standing requirement for a compliant blade-fold system on the 5.5t Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv naval variant.

The IN has eight Dhruvs based at two locations on the western coast. Inducted in 2013, they form a miniscule proportion of the more than 250 ALHs produced to date. Two key non-compliances for sustained embarked operations – namely, its folded dimensions and a practical, manual blade-fold system – have thus far limited the helicopter to largely shore-based roles.

The IN was unhappy

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KP Sanjeev Kumar


KP Sanjeev Kumar

KP Sanjeev Kumar is a former navy test pilot,  who blogs at He has …

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