Indian Navy inducts three indigenously-built advanced light helicopters ALH MK-III
The Indian Navy yesterday inducted three indigenously-built advanced light helicopters ALH MK-III that would be used for maritime reconnaissance and coastal security. The three helicopters, made by the Centre-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, were inducted at the Indian Naval Station (INS) Dega, Eastern Naval Command (ENC), in Visakhapatnam, an official statement said.
These helicopters are fitted with modern surveillance radar and electro-optical equipment, which enable them to undertake the role of maritime reconnaissance in addition to providing long-range search and rescue, both by day and night. In addition to special operations capabilities, ALH MK-III is also fitted with a heavy machine gun to undertake constabulary missions.