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Attack Helicopters of IAF - Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), AH-64D Apache : Updates & Discussions

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  1. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    There is a plan for attack helicopters for the navy. It's just not high on the priority list.
     
  2. debspark90

    debspark90 FULL MEMBER

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    Are there any such plans for a sizable amphibious like force of IN on the lines of USMC ?? All we have are the fleet protection group, VBSS and the MARCOS.
     
  3. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Was referring japanese ASW carriers like the Izumo-calss Helicopter destroyer but for not just ASW role but multipurpose role

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    u can clearly see 2 lifts & lower platform storage
    It carries 28 heli, with 7 ASW & 2 SAR role.

    But with our sleek LCH can definitely fit more with wingfold up & Rotor blades & tailboom having a power folding mechanism.
    Another point if u use Lifts for helipad role too or area around it, can practically use double storage capacity, as now u can prob line up folded up helo in one side on top. So u can easily carry & operate with 48 helos one such platform

    Anyway point was LCH in folded up format would work best with such an Helos carrier, especially in our west sea.
    Navy has marcos and other, so why not Helo carriers for a blue water naval force projection.
    (I call them all part of naval assets, others can call marcos/helo carriers as infantry, personally i think by definition u just get lost in argument on technicality, but can anyone deny force multiplier effect for navy & deny we dont have a genuine need for 1 such platform in our western front) All the more required if heading towards theatre commands.
    ofcourse lch might have to sacrifice, high altitude(not required in sea warfare) for bigger drop tanks for extended ASW sphere of influence.

    And if Japanese have best active submariner warfare system, we should learn from it.
     
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    With final standard frozen, HAL’s LCH to enter limited series production in 2018

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    Published February 8, 2017 SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

    HAL has confirmed that with LCH TD4, LCH airframe design has been frozen and HAL has been working on the Limited serial production of the Light Combat helicopter (LCH) soon. As per Industrial sources close to idrw.org, HAL has started to work on 5 Light Combat helicopter (LCH) which are of Limited serial production standard and first squadron will be ready by 2019. HAL’s LCH are currently undergoing integration of ATGM – anti-tank guided missile to demonstrate its capability while DRDO developed Helina ATGM is yet to enter production. LCH has been fine tuned by Indian air force and Indian Army pilots who have been specially deputed to LCH Program. IAF and Indian Army combined have placed initial requirement for 179 Light Combat helicopter (LCH) with Indian Army set to become the largest operator of the LCH fleet with orders for 114 units. LCH is specifically developed to operate at high-altitude and already has carried has proven its capability to land and take off from Forward Landing Base like Siachen. NOTE : Article cannot be reproduced without written permission of idrw.org in any form

    idrw.org . Read more at India No 1 Defence News Website , Kindly don't paste our work in other websites http://idrw.org/with-final-standard-frozen-hals-lch-to-enter-limited-series-production-in-2018/ .
     
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    Started work on 5 LCH or 5th LCH ?
     
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    With final standard frozen, HAL’s LCH to enter limited series production in 2018
    February 8, 2017
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    HAL has confirmed that with LCH TD4, LCH airframe design has been frozen and HAL has been working on the Limited serial production of the Light Combat helicopter (LCH) soon.

    As per Industrial sources, HAL has started to work on 5 Light Combat helicopter (LCH) which are of Limited serial production standard and first squadron will be ready by 2019.

    HAL’s LCH are currently undergoing integration of ATGM – anti-tank guided missile to demonstrate its capability while DRDO developed Helina ATGM is yet to enter production.

    LCH has been fine tuned by Indian air force and Indian Army pilots who have been specially deputed to LCH Program. IAF and Indian Army combined have placed initial requirement for 179 Light Combat helicopter (LCH) with Indian Army set to become the largest operator of the LCH fleet with orders for 114 units.

    LCH is specifically developed to operate at high-altitude and already has carried has proven its capability to land and take off from Forward Landing Base like Siachen.
     
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  7. bharathp

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    will start working on 5 more LCH with name "LSP 1, LSP 2.. etc" currently they have TD-1 to 4
     
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    Pundrick Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I have many hopes from this bird, I even hope for some export to friendly countries. Bhagwan plzz, make it success.
     
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  9. Abingdonboy

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    This is interesting, which ATGM is being trailed, PARS 3? @Ankit Kumar 001 @Agent_47 @PARIKRAMA

    The signifcane of this is that the same ATGM will be intergrated with the Rudras that have already started to enter service with the IA and IAF.

    It's more important to meet the needs of the domestic market first- 200+ units are required of this type by the IAF and IA, this is a huge order and it will be a big task for HAL to churn these out in a timely manner- it could take as long as 8 years itself.
     
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    No idea, Spike is logical choice.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    We have bought some thousands of ATGMs to be used from MI35s and Mi17 V5 , in my opinion its the same.
     
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  12. Gessler

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    Bhagwan can't do anything.
     
  13. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Seems no one is interested to supply A2A missiles for LCH and Rudra.

    Due date has been extended for 4th time to 27th march..
     
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    What about helina
     
  15. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Will take some more time.
     
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