Del'd: 85 - 1969 to present

HAL Chetak
india Bharatiya Nau Sena

Indian Navy

Bharatiya Nau Sena Chetak

Equipped INAS 321 in Goa from 1969 for Search and Rescue duties and to parent a number of detatched and Leander class ships' flights. A number were later converted for ASW and equipped with Whitehead A224S Torpedos or depth charges as part of the Multi-role Torpedo Carrying Helicopter (MATCH) programme. The type was not a resounding success in the ASW role and the lessons learned went into the procurement of the Sea King from Westland.  As a testament to its versatility, a Chetak Flight served in Antarctica and the type remains in service with the Indian Navy in early 2006, although due to be replaced by the Dhruv.

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HAL Delivers Upgraded Chetak to Indian Navy

HAL Delivers Upgraded Chetak to Indian Navy

25-Jul-19 - HAL delivered first of eight Chetak (Alouette III built in India) upgraded helicopters with the latest communication and navigation systems to the Indian Navy from a contract signed in August 2017
Indian Navy Helicopters on Australian Ships

Indian Navy Helicopters on Australian Ships

06-May-19 - India and Australia highlighted their navies’ interoperability during AUSINDEX in the Bay of Bengal with their Sea King, Chetak (Alouette III), MRH90 and MH-60R Seahawk helicopters #AUSINDEX

List of Aircraft

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org
AH163 IN457 for Indian Navy.
AH261 IN462 displayed at Aero India 98.
AH290 IN475 preserved at Indian Naval Aviation Museum, Goa by
AH292 IN477 Indian Navy in 2009 deployed aboard INS Beas F37. INAS 321
AH299 IN483 Indian Navy; 2013 INAS321
IN492 Indian Navy
AH339 IN495 in flying display at Aero India 98.

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