Wednesday, February 9, 2011
HAL show's Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at Aero India
Aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) showed the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at the Aero India International Air Show
The Chairman of HAL, Mr. Ashok Nayak informed SP Guide Publications, which is the official media partner of Aero India, that HAL highlighted its various strengths at the show, while focusing on the LCH, which has gone through various certification tests. Presently, the LCH is undergoing a weaponisation programme. The attack helicopter is due for induction into the armed forces in 2012-13.
Mr. Ashok Nayak said that the LCH programme would be a much smoother one for HAL from its learning from the earlier Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) programme. The LCH is a derivative of the ALH Dhruv.
The LCH had its second and third flights in April and May 2010 with the programme having commenced in 2006. The armed forces have ordered 165 units.