HAL to export ALH to Mauritius Police Force, signs contract

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 between them.

The contract is 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.

Brief about the heptr :

The ALH Mk III is a multi-role, multi-mission versatile helicopter in the 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 its customers to ensure healthy serviceability and operational readiness of the helicopter.

The author is a Delhi-based, DCC qualified, defence beat writer and independent contributor to print and online publications 

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