Aero India 2019: Thales to supply rocket launchers for HAL combat helos

21 February 2019

India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a contract with France’s Thales for 135 70 mm 12-tube rocket launchers for installation on two types of indigenously developed combat helicopter operated by the Indian Air Force and the Army Aviation Corps.

In a statement at the Aero India 2019 exhibition on 21 February, Thales announced that 18 Rudra Advanced Light Helicopter Weapon System Integrated Mk IV helicopters and 15 Light Combat Helicopters would be armed with four 70 mm rocket launchers each.

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