Handing Over An Advanced Light Helicopter MK-IV Army Version 'RUDRA' To Indian Army

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
08-February, 2013
Handing over of ALH Mk-IV “Rudra” – A Milestone 

An Advanced Light Helicopter Mk-IV army version 'Rudra' was handed over by Dr RK Tyagi, Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to Lt Gen Narendra Singh, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P & S), Indian Army during AERO India 2013 at Yelahanka Air Base, Bangalore today. 

At the outset of the ceremony, Shri P Soundara Rajan, Managing Director said “Rudra, first armoured helicopter - is the Mk IV variant of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) designed and manufactured by HAL. This helicopter is fitted with Day and Night Targeting systems and can carry a mix of weapons (70 rockets, anti-tank missiles, air to air missiles and 20 mm turret gun), providing the required capability to search and destroy any targets”. 

‘Rudra’ is designed indigenously at the Rotary Wing Research and Design Center (RWR & DC) to meet the mission specifications and tested extensively over varied terrains and firing ranges in India. Regional Center for Military Airworthiness has provided Initial Operational Clearance for the project facilitating delivery of helicopters to Indian Armed Forces. ‘Rudra’ is all set to redefine battle tactics in modern day conflicts. 

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 रक्षा मंत्रालय
08-फरवरी, 2013

हल्‍का हेलीकाप्‍टर ‘रुद्र’ : मील का पत्‍थर 

हिन्‍दुस्‍तान एरोनोटिक्‍स लिमिटेड के अध्‍यक्ष डॉ. आर.के. त्‍यागी ने कंपनी द्वारा विकसित उन्‍नत हल्‍का हेलीकाप्‍टर एमके-4 ‘रुद्र’ को बेंगलूरू में आयोजित एयरो इंडिया 2013 के दौरान सेना उप प्रमुख ले. जन. नरेन्‍द्र सिंह को सौंपा। 

‘रुद्र’ हेलीकाप्‍टर को घरेलू स्‍तर पर विकसित किया गया है और उसे विभिन्‍न भू-भागों और चांदमारी के क्षेत्रों में आजमाया गया है। अपने इस परीक्षण में यह हेलीकाप्‍टर सफल हुआ है और आशा की जाती है कि आधुनिक समय के युद्ध के दौरान यह कसौटी पर खरा उतरेगा। 

Source: PIB
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