Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has signed a contract with the Government of Mauritius (GoM) for export of one Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk III) for Mauritius Police Force. 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 ALH Mk III is a multi-role, multi-mission versatile helicopter in 5.5 tonne category.
The contract was signed by General Manager, Helicopter Division-HAL, B.K Tripathy and Secretary of Home Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Govt. of the Republic of Mauritius, O.K Dabidin recently at HAL’s Transport Aircraft Division, Kanpur in the presence of General Manager, TAD-Kanpur, Apurba Roy Deputy Commissioner of Mauritius Police, K. Jhugroo, Dy Permanent Secretary, Government of Mauritius, P Sohun and Chief Inspector of Mauritius Police, T Abdoolahkhan and Addl. General Manager (Mktg)-HAL, Arup Kumar Mallick.
Speaking of ALH’s performance, HAL in a statement noted that the helicopter had proven its mettle in various utility roles including numerous life-saving 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.