Saturday, January 19, 2013

Rudra attack version for Aero India 2013

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Said it will unveil the long-awaited weaponized version of advanced light helicopter icts Rudra at Aero India 2013 next month.

The army will get first indigenously built icts Rudra choppers, powered by twin Shakti engines, before the end of the government's fiscal year March 31, HAL Chairman RK Tyagi Told The Times of India newspaper.

"The fight is enhanced capability of ALH year with electronic warfare suite and counter-measure flares and devices Such as chaff dispensers," Tyagi said.

"Sighting Systems Such as electro-optical pod and helmet-pointing systems integrated to augment Have Been target aiming capabilities."

Rudra The architecture uses an integrated multifunction display system with displays for the pilot and weapons HAS Such as a turreted 20mm gun, 70mm rockets and air-to-air missiles.

The Rudra - one of the names of Lord Shiva regarded by Hindus as destroyer of enemies - will be used for airborne assault, logistics support, reconnaissance, casualty evacuation and, thanks to thermal imaging functions, antitank warfare.

The helicopter is based on the utility helicopter Dhruv, built by HAL aussi in Bangalore.

The Dhruv Entered service in 2002 and around 160 are Believed to Have Been ordered by the army and navy, a Press Trust of India report in 2011.

The Dhruv project was Announced in 1984 HAL Began When designing the aircraft with support from the German aerospace company Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm.

The Dhruv helicopter caries up to 12 passenger and two pilots sitting side by side, with a maximum takeoff weight of 12.125 pounds. Maximum speed of 180 mph is from two Shakti turboshaft engines or two Turbomeca TM 333-2B2 turboshaft engines. Service ceiling is around 27.500 feet.

Also to be Shown at Aero India 201, and to the public for the first time, will be the Pilatus PC-7 MkII IAF basic trainer, Pilatus Aircraft Officials Told the Daily News and Analysis website.

"Deliveries and handover of the first aircraft to the air force will start in Q1 2013," the official quoted as saying is. "Instructor pilots Already Have Their completed aircraft conversion course in Switzerland (where the aircraft are built) with technician training to be Carried out in early 2013."

The Pilatus is a straight replacement for the HPT-32 turboprop. India HAS ordered 75 Swiss Pilatus PC-7 MK II aircraft for around $ 520 million, a report by NDTV television station said.

Until 2009, every pilot - fighter, transport and helicopter - started training in the Hindustan Piston Trainer purpose the HPT-32 was grounded in a series of 2009 Effective crashes.

Cadets now start operating straight into the Kiran Mk-1, an intermediate jet trainer.

Purpose the two-seat Kiran, Which was Introduced in 1968, will icts full lifespan by 2015 and will be decommissioned Have to, the NDTV report said.

Aero India 2013 will be at Air Force Station Yelahanka, near Bangalore Feb. 6-10.

The last Aero India exhibition, in 2011, HAD 675 Exhibiting Companies, 380 of Which Were from 29

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