Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Photos: Naval Dhruv Launching Torpedo

Dated photos from HAL of the ALH Dhruv Navy (which won't see service, sadly) conducting air-launched torpedo tests off Visakhapatnam.

14 comments :

Anonymous said...

"ALH Dhruv Navy (which won't see service, sadly)". is it worse than those junk Bell helicopters that came along with INS jalashwa?

Vincent said...

Nice looking copter and a great step for Indian manufacturing.

There could be a problem though, adapting this chopper for general utility, especially for carrying heavily loaded soldiers.

Commonality must be one of the concerns of the Indian MOD now. If it plays its cards right though, the Indian military would be more advanced than the Chinese in 10 years.

Anonymous said...

How was the missile dropped? Tied from jute rope which a soldier cut with his knife.

Anonymous said...

To Idiot @ 8:30PM,

Rope and Knife is too advanced. Soldier was carrying torpedo in his lap and threw it out. And it's torpedo not missile.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous@8:30PM,

It's a torpedo and not missile. Soldier was sitting in hilo with torpedo in his lap and when time came just threw it overboard.

Anonymous said...

Sad. I used to see this bird undergoing hover trials in the HAL helicopter division complex here in B'lore. But like I've suggested in another post, DRDO/HAL should try selling their products to other smaller/poorer countries with lower quality standards.

So what if the IN doesn't need the Naval ALH? Maybe the Nicaraguans, Peruvians, Chilians and other 'Gandhi Class' countries might accept this chopper. At least that way the huge amounts that have been invested (wasted) in such products can be recouped to some extent.

Anonymous said...

So the Dhruv was dropped for poor vibration performance, right? If this problem does not affect the launching of torpedoes, then why not use the Dhruv as a torpedo launcher?

If you write a requirement spec for any platform, then that spec should make sense. Is there any point in writing a spec that, at the end of the day, does not ultimately affect the utility of the chopper? Why exactly is excessive vibration such a big issue? Pilot discomfort? Automatic weapon discharge? What?

If this was China, they'd be finding other uses for this chopper and mass producing it by now. In India, we sit and cry about our failures, instead of turning those failures into successes.

Anonymous said...

So the Dhruv was dropped for poor vibration performance, right? If this problem does not affect the launching of torpedoes, then why not use the Dhruv as a torpedo launcher?

If you write a requirement spec for any platform, then that spec should make sense. Is there any point in writing a spec that, at the end of the day, does not ultimately affect the utility of the chopper? Why exactly is excessive vibration such a big issue? Pilot discomfort? Unintentional weapon discharge? What?

If this was China, they'd be finding other uses for this chopper and mass producing it by now. In India, we sit and cry about our failures, instead of turning those failures into successes.

Anonymous said...

you guys are sick i smell some pokis, here. you must remeber that the gandhi's had played a important role if you are so obsesed with ganghi. why don't u form ur own political party and win and take ur own shit deciession.you stupid swine.......

Anonymous said...

" - Anonymous said...
you guys are sick i smell some pokis, here. you must remeber that the gandhi's had played a important role if you are so obsesed with ganghi. why don't u form ur own political party and win and take ur own shit deciession.you stupid swine.......

7:25 AM - "

Listen Bachche... The point that is being made here is that DRDO/HAL should explore export markets for their products which have been rejected by the IA/IAF/IN, instead of dumping that project/product altogether. I'm saying DRDO/HAL can make money even out of failed projects. Got it?... If not, stuff that lotus flower and saffron flag up your *** maybe that'll help.

True_Indian said...

So all the good news about ALH Dhruv turned out to be waste??? no plans to induct Dhruv in Indian military???

Anonymous said...

to idiot @1:10am

kindly re-read the article again...it says the ALH Dhruv Navy version the one fitted with SV2000 maritime search radar in its nose, Mihir dunking sonar in its belly and pylons for launching mines,torpedoes and countermeasures .

Rudra said...

Actually, Navy Dhruv is not dropped only for vibration reasons. There are some other Navy's requirements that doesn't by HAL like rotary wing folding, flying hours etc..,

Bobby said...

to all sane postors & Mr.Aroor :

the Navy ALH dhruv version was not accepted due to :

1) lack of sufficient space inside to accommodate the necessary equipment for ASW.

2) lacking of a suitable folding mechanism for the main rotors which would have reduced it to 3.5m.

3) unable to keep up with the changing demands of IN ,mainly an increase in endurance of the chopper.


these were the main reasons why IN refused the ASW version of the chopper.
the vibration issue has been solved long ago with the introduction of the ARIS technology.