Cheetah : Single engine turboshaft, FAC/casevac helicopter of French origin having capacity to carry 3 passengers or 100 kg external sling loads. It has max cruise speed of 121 km/hr and can climb to 1 km in 4 minutes.
IAF had undertaken the successful climbing of Mt. Everest on 21 May 2011 by Flt Lt Nivedita, Sgt Raju Sindhu and on 25 May 11 by Sqn Ldr D Panda, Flt Lt Rajika Sharma, Jwo J Singh and Sgt Ganesh Singh Pokhariya. The successful ascent of Mt. Everest brings laurels to the country as well as the IAF.