NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
The first green helicopter for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has completed the installation of basic systems and had a successful maiden ground run on June 29, 2018. Rajendra Singh, Director General ICG, received the contract documents from T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL. Speaking on the occasion, Raju said that it was for the first time that HAL had entered into a contract with ICG that includes Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support after the delivery of helicopters for five years. The certified helicopter deliveries are scheduled to commence from 2020 onwards. In March 2017, HAL had signed a contract worth around 5,126 crore for the supply of 16 ALH Dhruv helicopters (Fixed Wheel) to ICG in a five-year timeframe.