The Navy signed a contract with HAL in August 2017 for 8 Chetaks to be delivered by August 2020, with the first two by August 2019.
HAL has till date produced over 350 Chetaks and delivered 80 to the Navy
Bengaluru: State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) delivered a Chetak helicopter to the Indian Navy, with the latest communication and navigation systems, said the defence behemoth on Wednesday.
"The documents of the chopper were handed over to Commodore Vikram Menon by our helicopter division general manager S. Anbuvelan at our facility," said the city-based aerospace major in a statement here.
"We will deliver the seven helicopters by August 2020 as scheduled," he added.
The company has been rolling out Chetaks over the last 5 decades under licence from France-based Eurocopter or Airbus Helicopters.
The Navy uses the multi-utility Chetaks for communication operations spanning passenger transport), cargo/material transport, casualty evacuation, search and rescue, aerial survey and patrolling, emergency medical services, electronic news gathering, anti-hijacking, off-shore operation and under-slung operation.
HAL has till date produced over 350 Chetaks and delivered 80 to the Navy.
Presently, 51 Chetaks are in operation with Navy.
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