Bengaluru: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has orders to deliver 260 to 270 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH, christened Dhruv), worth Rs16,000 crore, company Chairman Ashok Baweja said here on Thursday. He told the media at the Aero India 2009 Air Show, underway from 11 to 15 February at the Yelahanka Air Force Station here, that the Bangalore-headquartered defence PSU has an overall order book position in excess of Rs50,000 crore.
The Union Cabinet has just approved HAL's Light Utility Helicopter project. This helicopter would be of three tonne class,he said. HAL has also bagged an order to deliver three Chetak helicopters to Surinam.
HAL would take up development of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark II – which will be a new aircraft – once it delivers 40 units of the LCA Mark I, including eight limited series production, 20 fighters and 12 trainers.