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INAS 324 SQUADRON

UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS | INAS 324 SQUADRON | 05TH JULY | PIB

SYLLABUS SECTION: GS III (DEFENCE)

WHY IN THE NEWS?

Recently, the Indian Navy commissioned a new INAS Indian Naval Air Squadron 324 at eastern Naval Command.

  • It will enhance the surveillance capability on the Eastern Seaboard.

MORE DETAILS:

  • INAS 324 has been name “KESTRELS” which are birds of prey and have good sensory capabilities,
  • and they are symbolizing the envisage role of the Aircraft and the Air Squadron.
  • The Insignia of the Squadron depicts a ‘KESTREL’ searching over vast blue and white sea waves, which signifies the integral Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) and Search and Rescue (SAR) role of the Squadron.
  • The unit is the Eastern Seaboard’s first Naval Squadron to use indigenously designs and built Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III (MR) helicopters.
  • It’s equipe with ALH MK III helicopters which includes modern surveillance radar and electro-optical sensors.

ADVANCED LIGHT HELICOPTER (ALH)

  • It has been develop and manufacture by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
  • These helicopters are primarily use for Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) and Search and Rescue (SAR ) missions, but they can also be use for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations and Special Operations with Marine Commandos.
  • It also has an airborne Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) for use in the Air Ambulance role to facilitate the medical evacuation of critically ill patients.

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SOURCE: PIB

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