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.
In a sea-air coordinated Op, 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 26 Apr 21. A landmark event in Ship integration of this #indigenously-built helicopter (1/2)— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) April 27, 2021
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.
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