In line with the governments vision to boost defence exports to friendly foreign countries, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a contract with the government of Mauritius for export of an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk III) for the Mauritius police force.
Mauritius already operates HAL built ALH and Do-228 aircraft. With this contract, HAL and the government of Mauritius have further strengthened the long-standing business relations spanning over three decades.
The ALH Mk III is a multi-role, multi-mission versatile helicopter in 5.5 tonne category. It has proven its mettle in various utility role, including numerous lifesaving missions during natural calamities in India and as well as abroad.
More than 335 ALHs have been produced till date, logging around 3,40,000 cumulative flying hours. HAL also ensures technical assistance and product support to the customers to ensure healthy serviceability of the helicopters.
The contract was recently signed by B.K. Tripathy, General Manager, Helicopter Division-HAL, and O.K. Dabidin, Secretary of Home Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Mauritius government, at HAL's Transport Aircraft Division in Kanpur.
( 185 Words)