The HAL Dhruv is a utility helicopter designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

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HAL Dhruv specifications

General

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Israeli-supplied avionics
Engine:
2 x Turbomeca TM 333-2B2 turboshafts
Power:
1,000 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
135 Kts
250 Km/h
Travel range:
346 Nm
641 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.95 Nm / gallon
0.465 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
14,436 feet
Rate of Climb:
2034 feet / minute
10.33meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
5,500 Kg
12,125 lbs
Max Payload:
2,600 Kg
5,732 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
362 gallon
1,370 liter
Baggage Volume:
2.16 m3 / 76 ft3

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About the HAL Dhruv

The HAL Dhruv is a utility helicopter designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The development of HAL Dhruv was announced in November 1984. The helicopter first flew in 1992; however, its development was prolonged due to multiple factors including the Indian Army’s requirement for design changes, budget restrictions, and sanctions placed on India following the 1998 Pokhran-II nuclear tests. The name comes from a Sanskrit origin word dhruv which means unshakeable or firm.

Dhruv entered service in 2002. It is designed to meet the requirement of both military and civil operators, with military variants of the helicopter being developed for the Indian Armed Forces, while a variant for civilian/commercial use has also been developed. Military versions in production include transport, utility, reconnaissance and medical evacuation variants. Based on the Dhruv platform, the HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) a dedicated attack helicopter and HAL Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), a utility and observation helicopter, are currently being developed.

As of October 2020, more than 300 HAL Dhruvs have been produced for domestic and export markets.

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