Light Combat Helicopters deployed at Leh

Bengaluru, August 12

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited mentioned on Wednesday two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) produced by it have been deployed for operations at excessive altitude (Leh sector) at brief discover to assist IAF missions, “in the light of the prevailing situation on the border”.

“It is the lightest attack helicopter in the world designed and developed by HAL to meet the specific and unique requirements of Indian Armed Forces reflecting the crucial role ofHAL in’Atma Nirbhar Bharat’,” HAL’s CMD, R Madhavan, mentioned.

The Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora took half in a single such operation together with HAL check pilot, Wg Cdr (Retd), Subash P John lately by taking-off from excessive altitude location to a ahead space for a simulated assault on a excessive altitude goal, the Bengaluru-headquartered firm mentioned in an announcement.

“This was adopted by a touchdown at one of the vital treacherous helipads within the area.

The LCH efficiently demonstrated its fast deployment prowess to ahead places in excessive temperatures,” it mentioned.

LCH is a potent weapon platform due to its state-of-the-art programs and extremely correct weapons which can be able to hitting any sort of goal by day or night time, in response to HAL.

The different options of LCH embrace its capability to function within the full Area of Responsibility (AOR) and altitudes.

It has functionality to hold ample weapon load at excessive altitudes beneath assorted situations.

All these traits make it most fitted for decent and excessive altitude operations, the assertion added.

The IAF and the Indian Army collectively want round 160 LCHs, HAL mentioned.

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had authorized the proposal for preliminary batch of 15 LCHs, the assertion mentioned.

The IAF issued Request for Proposal (RFP) for 15 Limited Series Production (LSP) helicopter (10 for IAF and 5 for Army) and HAL had submitted its response, it mentioned, including, technical analysis and the worth negotiations have been concluded and the order is anticipated shortly.

“However, as a proactive measure, HAL has launched production of LSPs in anticipation of orders at its Bengaluru facility,” the assertion mentioned. — PTI

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