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.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Parent type: HAL Dhruv

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

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

Key Characteristics

Data on key physical features

Aircraft Details

Data on aircraft configuration, weights, flight performance and equipment

References

References and sources used

HAL Dhruv
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
14 June 2017 (page )
Website

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
14 June 2017 (page )
Website

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