Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) the aircraft is equipped with advanced navigational and communication sensors and equipment.
The aircraft can be configured into various roles such as pollution response, search and rescue, maritime reconnaissance and carrying armament for meeting Coast Guard charter of duties, including coastal security.
The aircraft was formally launched by Commander, Coast Guard Region (North East), Inspector General K.C. Pande.
--IANS (Posted on 11-10-2013)