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HAL receives Dhruv order, increases sales

3rd April 2017 - 09:28 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is in receipt of an order for 32 Dhruv Mk III helicopters, according to a contract signed on 30 March, buoying its FY2016 sales to their highest ever.

The deal is worth $1.2 billion and covers an equal number of Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) for both the Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

Integral to the sale is a five-year performance-based logistics contract for the ICG, the first time HAL has adopted this type of support contract.

T Suvarna Raju, HAL's chairman and managing director, said, 'The PBL is the purchase of logistics

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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