Equipped with Shakti engines, the Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv Mark III also features a second generation Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) with bi-axial force generators.
The Weapon System Integrated (WSI) variant of the helicopter is equipped with: armor protection against 12.7 mm rounds; a 20 mm nose-mounted turret gun (by Nexter in France); rocket launcher (FZ, Belgium); air-to-air missiles (MBDA, Fance);, and air-to-ground missiles. Targeting systems for both day and night include electro-optical pod (Elop, Israel) and Helmet Pointing System (Elbit, Israel). The aircraft can be fitted with an electronic warfare suite (Avitronics, South Africa), flare/chaff dispensers (BDL, India) and an IR jammer.
Fuel capacity and slung load are 1055 kg and 1500 kg, respectively. Passenger capacity of the aircraft is 12-14 in addition to the crew.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift configuration: Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: Tail rotor
Crew required: 1-2
Crew seating: Side-by-side
Landing gear: Skids
Overall Height: 4.98 m (16.3 ft)
Overall Length: 15.87 m (52.1 ft)
Overall Width: 13.20 m (43.3 ft)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 5500 kg (12125 lb)
Max Range: 640 km (346 nm)
Max Endurance: 3.7 hrs (3.7 hrs)