Thursday, February 03, 2005

A tale of two helicopters

The HAL has just fitted the Chetak helicopter with a Snecma TM 333 2B2 engine. The re-engined Chetak, now renamed Chetan, made it first successful flight in Bangalore recently. The Snecma engine has been in use in Dhruv, the Advanced Light Helicopter.

Speaking of the Dhruv, despite the fact that it involves HAL collaborating with the Israel Aircraft Industries, it looks like the Israel may prefer US equipment over it, as it will over the Lakshya.