With a proven track record and established technology for the manufacture
of helicopters and its components, the Helicopter Division commenced
series production of Dhruv (Advanced Light Helicopter - ALH) in
2000 - 2001. The ALH is a multi-role, multi-mission helicopter
in 5.5 tonne class, fully designed and developed by HAL. Built
to FAR 29 specifications, Dhruv is designed to meet the requirement
of both military and civil operators.
Dhruv is designed to perform both utility and attack roles. With
a twin-engine configuration, Dhruv allows continued flight
virtually throughout the flight envelope. Dhruv incorporates a number
of advanced technologies; Integrated Dynamic System (IDS), Anti-resonance
Isolation System (ARIS), Full Authority Digital Electronic Control
(FADEC), Hingeless Main Rotor, Bearingless Tail Rotor, and Automatic
Flight Control System to name a few.