Category:HAL Chetak

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English: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited built over 300 units of the Aérospatiale Alouette III helicopter under licence as the HAL Chetak. They were primarily in service with the Indian Armed Forces in training, transport, CASEVAC (Casualty Evacuation), communications and liaison roles. The Chetak is being replaced by HAL Dhruv in the armed forces. An option to re-engine the HAL Chetak with the Turbomeca TM 333-2B engine for high-altitude operations in the Himalayas was considered, but not pursued.

In 1986, the Government constituted the Army's Aviation Corps and most Chetak operating in AOP Squadrons were transferred from the Air Force on 1 November 1986. The Air Force continues to fly armed Chetaks in the anti-tank role as well as for CASEVAC and general duties.

HAL also exported Chetak helicopters to Namibia and Suriname. India has also donated used Chetak helicopters to other countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal.
light utility helicopter
Instance of aircraft model
Subclass of SA 316B Alouette III
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Chetak (it); Chetak (de); Chetak (en); Chetak (fr); Chetak (es) light utility helicopter (en) HAL Chetak, Hindustan Chetak (en)


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