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An agile and highly manoeuvrable multi-role, multi-mission

Advanced Light Helicopter DHRUV (Skid Variant)

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

DHRUV - Advanced Light Helicopter The Dhruv is a multi-role, multi-mission new generation Helicopter in the 5.5 tonne weight class built to meet Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). It is designed to meet the requirements of both civil and military operators. The Dhruv is powered by two Turbomeca TM 333 2B2 engines with sufficient power margins for single engine performance and CAT A take-off and landing capability. Use of two engines provide increased safety and allows continued flight till safe landing. The Dhruv with its hingeless main rotor system provides excellent handling qualities including good Nap Of the Earth (NOE) performance due to its high rotor moment capability and fast control response. The Dhruv is ideally suited for rapid deployment due to its high speed capability. Its large fuel capacity enables long range and endurance. Provision for fitment of auxiliary fuel tank enhances the range and endurance further. The Dhruv has been designed for both utility and armed roles. It has been designed to land on ships under high seastate conditions and on small / restricted helipads. Survivability
Dhruv is designed to provide a high degree of survivability which includes low radar, thermal and acoustic signatures. Extensive use of composites provides crashworthiness, battle damage tolerance, quick repair and reduced signature. The benefits of this rugged construction are:
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High redundancy characteristics Low external noise ALL ROUND AGILITY

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Ballistic tolerance Crashworthy structure

Emergency Flotation System permiting pitching & floating in the sea upto sea state 5/6 LARGE CABIN SPACE WITH WIDE CG MARGINS BALLISTIC DAMAGE TOLERANCE

LOW SIGNATURES

FAIL SAFE DESIGN THROUGH MULTIPLE LOAD PATHS

SELF SEALING CRASHWORTHY FUEL TANKS

DUAL FLIGHT CONTROLS

CRASHWORTHY CREW SEATS DAMAGE TOLERANT DRIVE SHAFTS AND CONTROL RODS

GREATER SYSTEMS REDUNDANCY

TWO ENGINES WIDELY SPACED

ALTERNATE DRIVE FOR ACCESSORIES UNDERSLUNG LOAD CAPABILITY

PROVISION FOR RESCUE HOIST GEAR BOX WITH DUAL LUBRICATION SYSTEM WITH DRY RUN CAPABILITY

DHRUV - A State of the Art Helicopter

DHRUV - in Other Roles

Advanced Technologies

Hingeless Main Rotor ARIS 6 degrees of freedom Integrated Dynamic System

Dhruv in Commuter Role...

4 Axis Digital AFCS

Bearingless Tail Rotor

Advanced Cockpit

Modern Engine with FADEC

KEVLAR COMPOSITE KEVLAR-CARBON COMPOSITE METAL SANDWICH CARBON COMPOSITE GLASS-CARBON COMPOSITE

...ship deck operation...


Crashworthy Crew Seats

Extensive use of Composites

Other Helicopters of HAL

Chetak - A versatile, multi-role helicopter for civil and military applications manufactured by HAL for both domestic and international customers. It is a single engine seven seater, highly manoeuvrable helicopter and well suited for flying over sea, in tropical and desert conditions.

Cheetah - A 5 seater single engine rugged light weight and high performance helicopter, specially designed for operation over wide range of weights and high altitude conditions. A re-engined variant with TM-333-2M2 provides enhanced performance at high altitude.

Lancer - A Light Attack Helicopter developed by HAL as an effective air mobile area weapon system. The basic structure of the Lancer is derived from reliable and proven Cheetah (LAMA-SA 315) Helicopter.

...Offshore operation

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) The history and grow th of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is synonymous with the growth of Aerospace Industry in India over the last 60 years. HALs multifaceted capabilities encompass the entire spectrum of aerospace technology covering Design , Development, Manufacture & maintenance of aircrafts, helicopters, aero-engines, accessories & avionics. With 16 production units supported by nine co-located R& D centres, HAL has expertise on a diverse range of military and civil aircraft, providing self reliance to Indias aerospace capabilities. All the divisions of HAL have ISO 9001-2000 quality system accredition. HAL exports its products and services to several countries and international aerospace leaders. HAL has proven capabilities to offer collaborative arrangements for design, development and production of components and aerostructures with quality, reliability and cost effectiveness. Design capabilities, manufacturing skills combined with competitive pricing, prompt deliveries and ideal location at the cross roads of all aviation routes in Asia, make HAL a valuable partner for challenging programmes in Aerospace and related fields. HAL has consistently been recognised by the Engineering Export Promotion Council of India for its export efforts and is a recipient of the Exporters Shield every year Since 1994.

DHRUV - Advanced Light Helicopter

An excellent performer
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Designed for high rate of climb performance. Excellent hover performance. Adequate safety margins in the event of a single engine failure during take off, landing or other operations. Ideal for operations from restricted places like
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off-shore platforms, elevated helipads, ship decks and on slopes up to 100. Capable of carrying bulky underslung loads to relatively inaccessible locations. Designed to perform cost effective operations due to high fuel efficiency and low maintenance cost.

Accommodation
Cabin volume 7.33 Cubic meters Cargo volume 2.16 Cubic meters Seating capacity 2 Crew + 12 passengers (Normal) 2 Crew +14 Passengers (High Density)

General Performance Data (SL, ISA)


Best range speed Max. cruise speed Never Exceed Speed VNE Max. Rate of Climb Range (20 min. reserve) Endurance Service ceiling Hover OGE Underslung load 220 kmph 255 kmph 295 kmph 620 m/min 640 km 3.7 hours 4500 m 2600 m 1500 kg

Weight Data
Empty weight Max. Take-off weight Fuel capacity 2580 kg 5500 kg 1075 kg

CAT A Performance Data (SL, ISA/ISA+200C)


CAT A operations from runways and elevated platforms upto AUW of 5300 kg

Overall Dimensions

HAL HELICOPTER DIVISION


The manufacture of helicopters in HAL dates back to 1962. A separate division for the manufacture of helicopters was established in July 1974. The Helicopter Division has produced more than 600 Cheetah (Lama SA 315B) and Chetak (Alouette III) helicopters till date. The Lancer - a light attack helicopter, derivative of the proven Cheetah has also been developed by HAL and is in production. The Dhurv is the latest new generation helicopter designed and developed by HAL. It is under producton since 2002. HAL also has a Rotary Wing Academy where ab-initio helicopter pilot training is provided.

For further information please contact: Executive Director Helicopter Division Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Bangalore 560 017. India Tel: 0091-80-2523 2924 Fax: 91-80-2523 4717 E-mail: halhdmktg@yahoo.co.in

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