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HAL Indian Light Combat Helicopter

HAL Indian Light Combat Helicopter

The light combat helicopter (LCH) was designed and built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). This is an attack helicopter derived from the current Dhruv helicopter.

HCV can be deployed in various roles, including slow motion tracking air targets, the insurgency, the destruction of enemy defenses, search and rescue, anti-tank exploration. A data link system transmits the mission data to mobile platforms and ground stations operating in the network.

The LCH was developed to meet the needs of the India Air Force and the Army of India, who have ordered 62 and 114 units respectively. Its first flight took place in Bangalore in March 2010.

The Air Force will acquire 64 LCHS India as part of a $ 4 billion signed with Hindustan Aeronautics March 2011. The helicopters will be armed with missiles Helina with a range of 7 km, a missile warning and missile countermeasures. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between 2013 and 2014.