Following Mishap, Army Suspends ‘Slither Down' Operations From Dhruv

Following Mishap, Army Suspends ‘Slither Down' Operations From Dhruv

Following an accident two days ago, the Army has suspended the use of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), Dhruv, for ‘Slither Down’ operations by its troops

by Ajay Banerjee

‘Slithering Down’ is a technique by which troops are inserted into an operation and they have to ‘come down’ from the helicopter using a special rope that is attached to the body

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Ka-226T Preparing To Land In India

Ka-226T Preparing To Land In India

Despite the slow progress of the Russian Helicopters Ka-226T India-Russia deal, it is set to be signed at last in the first quarter of this year

Andrey Boginsky, director general of Russian Helicopters, said that all details of the contract for delivery of 200 Kamov Ka-226T light utility helicopters to the Indian MoD were expected to be finally

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Italy court acquits 2 named in AgustaWestland chopper case

An Italian appeals court on Monday acquitted two former Leonardo executives over a bribery case related to the 2010 AgustaWestland helicopter contract to the Indian government.

Giuseppe Orsi, former chief executive of the state-controlled defence group, formerly known as Finmeccanica, and Bruno Spagnolini, once at the head of helicopter unit AgustaWestland, were cleared of charges as “there isn’t sufficient proof”, according to the sentence read out in court.

In December 2016, Italy’s highest court had ordered a re-trial of the case, after the former executives of the Rome-based group were found guilty on corruption charges related to a 560 million euros ($672 million) contract to supply a dozen helicopters to New Delhi.

A judge earlier that year had sentenced Orsi to four and a half years in prison for corruption and falsifying invoices and Spagnolini to four years in jail.

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