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SOURCE:  IDRW NEWS NETWORK

HAL is all set to showcase initial design mockup of Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH) at Aero India 2017. HAL is also aware that Army and Navy which have backed the indigenous project are also looking for a weaponised variant of Multi-Role Helicopter and HAL has agreed to work on developing one after consulting with Army and Navy, said an informed source close to idrw.org.

Indian Navy already has decided not to use ‘Dhruv’ advanced light helicopter, manufactured by HAL for Anti-submarine warfare due to size and weight of Dhruv which was found unsuitable to carry out anti-submarine warfare operations but Naval IMRH will come with Anti-submarine warfare operations requirements. Continue reading

SOURCE:  IDRW NEWS NETWORK

After coming under fire for initiating Upgraded Combat Hawk Project without backing from Indian Air force, which firmly rejected BAE-HAL proposal to buy the Advance version of Trainer jet. HAL has confirmed that it will be displaying a full-scale mockup of Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH) at Aero India 2017.

HAL also confirmed that IMRH both Indian Army and Indian Navy have shown interest in the big-lift next-generation chopper and both have agreed to be on board the project and IMRH is not an in-house HAL project . Continue reading

SOURCE:  IDRW NEWS NETWORK

After been offered recently for Co-development of Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka helicopter by Russia. HAL now plans to showcase Mockup of Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH) which will replace older Mi-8/17 Helicopters from Indian armed forces. (Russia offers India Co-development of Kamov Ka-60 to replace older Mi-8 Helicopters )

Russians sensing an opportunity had earlier proposed Co-development of Kamov Ka-60 with HAL and idrw.org was first to report this development.Proposed Medium Class Helicopter will be of 13-tonne class and will be powered by twin engines and will feature blade folding option for ship deck operations. Continue reading

SOURCE:  IDRW NEWS NETWORK

In a Bid to Push export of indigenously developed LCA-Tejas for export, HAL plans to exhibit the fighter jet in International Aerospace and Defence exhibitions in coming months.

As per Industrial sources close to idrw.org, Many countries in past who have shown interest in the jet and many high ranking officials from this countries will be in India during Aero India 2017 and HAL plans to further brief them about progress about new MK1A Standard for which Indian Air force already has placed orders for 83 units. Continue reading