Chetak Helicopters

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  • April 4, 2022
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Chetak Helicopters

Part of: Prelims 

Context: Diamond Jubilee of Chetak helicopter was recently celebrated by Indian Air Force.

About the helicopter

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Helicopter Division started manufacturing helicopters in 1962, by entering an agreement with France for production of Aloutte III helicopters (Chetak). 
  • The first Chetak in ‘Fly Away’ condition was delivered in 1965. 
  • The Chetak Helicopter is a two ton class helicopter.  
  • The seven seater Chetak helicopter is versatile, multi role, multipurpose, and spacious.  
  • The helicopter is suitable for commuting, cargo / material transport, casualty evacuation, Search & Rescue (SAR), Aerial Survey & Patrolling, Emergency Medical Services, Off-shore operations and Under slung operations.  
  • Till date, HAL has produced and sold more than 350 of these versatile Helicopters which are in service both in India and abroad

News Source: TH

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