HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

Derived from Dhruv

HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

Model News

India’ LCH First Flight with Indigenous AFCS, 31-Jan-18 : India’ Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) completed first flight with an Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) designed and developed per initiative and enterprise for the first time in the country by HAL

Indian Air Force and Army Ordered 15 HAL LCH, 22-Dec-17 : Indian Army and Air Force requests 15 Limited Series HAL Light Combat Helicopters (LCH)

Launch Production for HAL LCH, 28-Aug-17 : India launched production of the 5.8 ton category Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

HAL at Aero India 2017, 06-Feb-17 : Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) showing the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) and Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at the 11th edition of Aero India 2017, February 14-18 in Bangalore

Safran and HAL Joint Venture in India, 12-Jul-16 : FIA 2016 Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to establish a support centre in India for TM333 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters

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Engine: 2 x Safran (Turbomeca) Ardiden 1H1 Shakti 1384shp
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 : LHC 1st prototype f/f 29mar10, 20 minutes sortie from H+
TD2 IN ZP4602 : LCH 2nd prototype
TD3 IN ZP4603 : LCH 3r prototype f/f 12nov14 Bangalore
Jul15 trials at Leh
Mar16 fires rockets in a weaponized configuration.
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