Equipped with Shakti engines, the Advanced/Armed Light Helicopter Dhruv Mark IV Weapon System Integrated (WSI) variant features all that the Mark III does: a second generation Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) with bi-axial force generators. The helicopter has armor protection against 12.7 mm rounds.
A variant of the Mark III WSI, the Rudra (Mark IV) is equipped with the now deployable: 20 mm nose-mounted turret gun (by Nexter in France); rocket launcher (FZ, Belgium); air-to-air missiles (MBDA, Fance); and air-to-ground missiles. Targeting systems for both day and night include electro-optical pod (Elop, Israel) and Helmet Pointing System (Elbit, Israel). The aircraft can be fitted with an electronic warfare suite (Avitronics, South Africa), flare/chaff dispensers (BDL, India) and an IR jammer.
Fuel capacity of the aircraft is 1055 kg; seating capacity is 12-14 passengers in addition to the crew.
Design authority: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Primary manufacturer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Parent type: HAL Dhruv
Aircraft status: Operational
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 1-2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Skids