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Coast Guard Conducts Landing, Deck Trial Of Indigenously-Built Helicopter

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Coast Guard Conducts Landing, Deck Trial Of Indigenously-Built Helicopter

The integration will increase reach and operational capabilities of the Indian Coast Guard.

New Delhi:

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) conducted successful landing and deck trial of the newly-inducted ALH Mk-III helicopter on one of its ships off Chennai coast, said an official statement on Tuesday.

The ICG called it a landmark event in “ship integration” of this indigenously-built helicopter.

“In a sea-air coordinated operation, first ever successful landing and deck trial of newly inducted ‘state-of-the-art’ ALH Mk-III helicopter on ICG ship undertaken off Chennai on April 26, 2021,” it said.

The integration will increase reach and operational capabilities of the ICG manifold, it stated.

“The ICG will induct 16 ALH Mk-III built by HAL, Bangalore under Atmanirbhar Bharat to enhance preparedness towards coastal surveillance and search and rescue operations,” it added.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)



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