SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
C B Ananthakrishnan, CMD of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd while speaking to CNBC-TV18 claimed that United Arab Emirates (UAE) has shown interest in HAL made Helicopters and soon a team from United Arab Emirates Armed Forces will be in India to evaluate these helicopters.
Ananthakrishnan didn’t reveal which helicopter Emirates is interested in but according to an Industrial source close to idrw.org, it is likely LCH-Prachand, an Indian-made Attack helicopter that might be on offer.
United Arab Emirates Air Force operates 30 AH-64 Apache Helicopters and is looking to supplement them with Lighter Attack Helicopters a delegation from UAE had shown interest in the helicopter.
Ananthakrishnan also confirmed that talks are continuing with Argentina and Philippines for the sale of LUH and ALH-Dhruv Helicopters but doesn’t foresee an immediate conclusion of a deal anytime soon.
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