‘Made In India’ MK-III Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH)

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  • February 9, 2021
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‘Made In India’ MK-III Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Defence and Security; Indigenous technology 

In news 

  • The Indian Navy received three “made in India” Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) from the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). 
  • The helicopters are customised for coastal security.

Key takeaways 

  • The naval version of ALH is fitted with an array of advanced sensors that can detect Mumbai terror attacks like intrusions on Indian waters.
  • These helicopters have the latest-generation avionics, indigenous low-frequency dunking sonar, a full glass cockpit with an integrated architecture display system, and powerful Shakti engines.
  • It also has a nose-mounted surveillance radar with 270-degree coverage that can detect and track multiple marine targets. 
  • Its synthetic aperture radar and inverse synthetic aperture radar can detect targets on the sea. 

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