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IAF's Rudra ALH-Mk4 details. The Rudra is especially popular in the Indian Army.

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IAF will overhaul its 3 Mi-26 helicopters to keep them flying for another 10-15 years. The 'Featherweights' squadron will then be flying both Mi-26 and Chinook heavy lift helicopters

[url=https://theprint.in/defence/iaf-mi-26-choppers-to-russia-overhaul/30093… Mi-26 choppers to be sent to Russia for overhaul[/ur]

 

New Delhi: The first of the Indian Air Force’s three iconic Mi-26 heavy-lift helicopters known as Halo, is set to fly to Russia in about six months to undergo extensive overhaul and repairs that is expected to extend its life by another 10-15 years, ThePrint has learnt.

The move will enable the IAF to operate the Russian-made world’s largest heavy-lift helicopters together with the American Chinook choppers that are being currently inducted, giving it an unprecedented tactical lift capability.

Once the process is complete, India will become the first country to have a simultaneous inventory of both Mi-26s and Chinooks.

Speaking to ThePrint, senior government officials said the Ministry of Defence finally cleared the file for the overhauling of the three Mi-26 helicopters in August.

To be serviced in rotation, sources said, the choppers are now being readied so that they are in a condition to fly to Russia.

Servicing each Mi-26 helicopter is likely to take anywhere between a year and a year-and-a-half. The second chopper would fly to Russia for the overhaul once the first one is back. Subsequently, the third one would be sent, said an official who did not wish to be named.

It would take each chopper about three weeks to reach Russia.

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4 more Apache AH-64E gunships landed in India to take the total to 12 in country

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Russian Air Force, Russian Navy and Russian Army begin tri-services INDRA-2019 exercises with India.

This time around, RuAF is bringing around 40 airplanes including 15 fighters to India.

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