ALH (Advance Light Helicopter)

ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) produced by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) is a light (5.5t class) multirole and multimission helicopter for Army, Air Force and Navy for both utility and attack roles by day and night. ALH is also konwn under the name Dhruv.

ALH armaments suite comprise four stub-wing mounted 12-tube FZ® rocket launchers FZ231 carrying in total 48 ea 70mm (2.75“) rockets. Thales kit includes also fire control capability (BHIR) and the T100 sighting system.

Certification of the utility military variant by the Centre for Military Airworthiness Certification (CEMILAC) was completed in 2002.

Currently there are different variants of ALH Dhruv in service. The ALH Mk. IV is the armed variant for Attack, Close Air Support and High altitude operations.


70 mm rocket system

Versatile 70 mm unguided rocket system (change of rocket type without change of any fixed part on helicopter).

  • Rocket launcher :
    • max. 4 x 12-tube rocket launchers (FZ231)
  • Firing control system : BHIR for :
    • rocket inner pods elevation,
    • programming of  time setting fuze for firing of rocket with subprojectile warheads (FZ122 or FZ149)
    • rocket types (mixed loading with different warheads)
  • Rockets :


  • Attack
  • Ground fire support
  • Escort
  • Armed reconnaissance
  • Air-to-ground combat