Wednesday, October 5, 2022

HAL plans to showcase mock-up of new Indian Multi Role Helicopter at Aero India 2017

Th Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) plans to unveil a mock-up of the 12-ton Indian Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) at the 11th edition of Aero India 2017.

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The Indian Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) is a medium class helicopter which will replace older Mi-8/17 Helicopters from Indian armed forces.


HAL has proposed that the platform needs to have an all-up weight of 13 metric tons, a maximum speed of 275-km/h and a service ceiling of 22,000 ft. The Indian military wants the helicopter to have a payload capacity of 3,500-kg and range of 500-km at sea level.

Officially the IMRH mission spectrum includes troop movement, high-altitude air maintenance, offshore operations, heliborne and amphibious assault operations, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. An armed gunship version is also expected to be concurrently developed. Other proposed variants include civil transport, VVIP transport, and air-ambulance.

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