Bengaluru/Kanpur: In-line with the Indian government’s vision to boost defence exports to friendly foreign countries, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a contract with Government of Mauritius (GoM) for export of one Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk III) for Mauritius Police Force, HAL announced on Wednesday (January 19).
The Govt. of Mauritius already operates HAL built ALH and Do-228 aircraft. With this contract, HAL and GoM have further strengthened the long standing business relations spanning over three decades.
The contract was signed by Mr. BK Tripathy, General Manager, Helicopter Division-HAL and Mr. OK Dabidin, Secretary of Home Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Govt. of the Republic of Mauritius recently at HAL’s Transport Aircraft Division, Kanpur in the presence of Mr. Apurba Roy, General Manager, TAD-Kanpur, Mr. K Jhugroo, Deputy Commissioner of Mauritius Police, Mrs. P Sohun, Dy Permanent Secretary, Govt. of Mauritius, Mr. T Abdoolahkhan, Chief Inspector of Mauritius Police and Mr. Arup Kumar Mallick, Addl. General Manager (Mktg)-HAL.
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 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 customer to ensure healthy serviceability of the helicopter.