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  • HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

    Derived from Dhruv

    HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

    India's LCH is a twin-engine, 5.8-ton class helicopter featuring narrow fuselage and tandem configuration for Pilot and Co-pilot/Weapon System Operator (WSO). It incorporates number of stealth features such as reduced radar and infra-red signatures and crashworthy landing gear for better survivability.

    First flew March 29, 2010. Four Technology Demonstrator (TD) prototypes have been built.

    First 15 Limited Series Production (LSP) LCH helicopters for the Army and Air Force approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in 2017. First three LSP to delivered by March 2021

    Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) News

    HAL Delivers LCH Helicopter to IAF, 24-Nov-21 : #LCH HAL delivered another Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) gunship helicopter to the Indian Air Force during the 75th year of India’s independence celebrations

    IAF Air Chief Reviews HAL LCH, 30-Nov-20 : #LCH Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief flew the HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH). The IAF (and Army) plans to order 162 of these gunship helicopters. Last September first aircraft of the limited series production (LSP) batch initiated ground-based testing

    India Deploys New LCH Against China, 12-Aug-20 : #Leh The Indian Air Force deployed two of the new Indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to northern Leh in the Indian-Chinese border after the recent clash between the two countries

    HAL LCH Production Hangar Inauguration, 28-Feb-20 : #factory HAL new hangar at Bengaluru expected to reach peak production of 30 the new Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) helicopter per year

    HAL LCH Completes Weapon Trials, 17-Jan-19 : #LCH India’ HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) completed air to air missile firing trials with a moving aerial target. Initial batch production of 10 for IAF and 5 for Army approved

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    Engine: 2 x Safran Ardiden 1H1 Shakti 1384 shp
    Capacity: 2
    Length: (m) 15.8
    Height: (m) 4.7
    Blades: 4
    Rotor diam.: (m) 13.3
    Disc area: (m2) 136.85
    Weight: (kgs)     Max: 5800
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 268     Max: 330
    Range: (km) 700
    Ceiling: (m) 6500
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)

    List of Operators of HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

    From Organisation with model Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)
    india Bharatiya Vayu Sena
    india Bharatiya Thalsena

    Construction Numbers on database of Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) or its versions


    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    TD1 2010 IN ZP4601
    TD2 IN ZP4602
    TD3 IN ZP4603
    TD4 2021 IN ZP4604
    4 C/N.

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