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HAL Delivers Dhruv Mk III Utility Helicopter to Mauritius

HAL Delivers Dhruv Mk III Utility Helicopter to Mauritius

Our Bureau - : Feb 12, 2023 - : 10:08 pm

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has handed over a Dhruv Mk III utility helicopter to the Government of Mauritius at its Helicopter Division in Bengaluru.

HAL had inked a contract with the Govt. of Republic of Mauritius in January 2022 for export of one ALH Mk III to Mauritius Police Force.

E P Jayadeva, Director (Operations), HAL, said the airframer had handed over the helicopter way ahead of schedule.

The handing over of export helicopter has further bolstered the ties between both countries. The ALH Mk III helicopter will meet the operational requirements of Mauritius Police Force. The helicopter with its state of the art equipment will further enhance the operational requirements of MPF, he added.

A K Dip, Commissioner of Police, Mauritius Police Force (MPF) said the induction of the new helicopter into the stables of Mauritius Police Force will enhance the aerial capabilities of Mauritius Police. The helicopter will contribute immensely in ensuring the territorial integrity and enhancing the speed and effectiveness of the police intervention during critical incidents and disasters, he stated.

S Anbuvelan, CEO (HC) said HAL & Govt. of the Republic of Mauritius share a strong business relationship spanning over three decades, with HAL manufactured helicopters already being operated in Mauritius. HAL would provide all the necessary technical, logistic, and maintenance support for ALH Helicopters in Mauritius.

 The Dhruv Mk III is a multi-role, multi-mission versatile helicopter in 5.5 tonne category.

HAL has produced more than 335 ALH till date logging a cumulative of more than 3,75,000 flying hours.


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