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IAF tweaks its Mi-17 copters for locust fight

To overcome difficulties faced in locust-control operations due to inordinate delays in receiving kits that can be mounted on Indian helicopters, the Indian Air Force has indigenously designed and developed an Airborne Locust Control System (ALCS) for Mi-17 helicopters.

The system, developed by IAF’s No. 3 Base Repair Depot in Chandigarh, which specialises in maintenance of Mi-17 copters, was successfully tested by a team of test pilots and engineers of the Bengaluru-based Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment by carrying out ground and airborne trials of ALCS on the modified Mi-17 helicopter, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement ...

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