India’s Polaris light helicopter made by imported materials, 90% (Figure)
India ALH-made Advanced Light Helicopter
Global Network reporter Zhu Ying library reported that, according to “Hindustan Times” reported on August 6, India was named as the aircraft made a masterpiece of the “Polaris” (Dhruv)-based advanced light helicopter (ALH) The myth has been idle. Comptroller and Auditor General of India Office (Comptroller and Auditor General ofIndia, CAG) revealed that 90% of the helicopter materials are imported, much lower than at least 50 percent of its domestic expectations. The total investment of 21.03 billion helicopter project rupees (about 31 billion yuan).
reported that suppliers deliver to the Indian military’s 74 “North Star” type of advanced light helicopter did not achieve the desired results. Zengyin too heavy and the engine power is not up to being accused of inappropriate, this 5.5 tons heavy, advanced light helicopter was used to replace the Army and Air Force “Cheetah” (Chetak) helicopter fleet.
India with more powerful Shakti engine equipment into the “North Star” helicopter project is behind schedule. Comptroller and Auditor General of India Office, said the engine still need certification.
Hindustan holds a total of 159 Indian Army and Air Force, “North Star” helicopter orders. Indian Navy set up only six of this helicopter, that its anti-submarine combat lack of capacity, is seeking alternatives.
Office Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Thursday said, “between the Navy and the Hindustan Aeronautics lack of clear understanding of the project 1.38 billion rupees (2 million yuan) in the cost to consumers has not any good. “