Light Combat Helicopter (LCH): Updates & Discussions

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    Guess what guys ? go to the link below and scroll down just a little bit until you find a picture of the Equadorian HAL Dhruv; just below which is one hell of a surprising LCH ( the intented photo shows two EQUADORIAN officials evaluating the LCH ; although whose faces are hidden )


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    wow they are hinding the face it's no one knows that it's indian! lolol
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    Indian Air Force Orders 65 HAL Light Combat Helicopters for USD 1.4 billion

    Indian Air Force Orders 65 HAL Light Combat Helicopters for USD 1.4 billion

    The Indian Air Force recently announced that it will purchase 65 indigenously-designed attack helicopters in a deal worth $1.4 billion, according to a report in Defense News.

    The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), are produced by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). According to the report the 5.5-ton aircraft can be loaded with a variety of advanced weapons, including air-to-air missiles, anti-radiation missiles, cluster bombs, and laser-guided munitions.

    The LCH has also been designed to operate at high altitudes - as high as 18,000 feet - so that it may be utilized in operations in the country's north and in Kashmir, DN reported.

    Indian Air Force Orders 65 HAL Light Combat Helicopters for USD 1.4 billion | India Defence
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    German Anti-Tank Missile Tested for India
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    it's good for anti-PLA,
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    Indian Light Combat Helicopter TD-2 successfully tested by HAL



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    Another major milestone was by achieved by India’s state owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). According to our sources the HAL’s flagship helicopter development program Light Combat Helicopter’s (LCH) second prototype TD-2 (Technology Demonstrator) achieved its first flight at 1500hrs IST. This a major boost for the program as this prototype is expected to be a weaponized version.


    The nature of this test flight is not yet clear but it is believed that the helicopter made low level hover similar to first test flight of LCH TD-1. The TD-2 also has lots of Indian Army specific inputs like the revolutionary digital camouflage. Also the TD-2 is 100kgs lighter than the TD-1. TD-2 is also equipped with a fully functional target acquisition and pilots vision pod a feature which was not seen in TD-1.


    Plan to develop an attack helicopter was finalized in October 2006 after the design concept developed by HAL was approved by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force. Need for a modern attack helicopter platform was felt by the Indian military during late 90s when its attack helicopter fleet comprising of some 30 Russian Mi-24s and Mi-35s proved to be useless at high altitude and lacked sophistication needed by complex modern wars. It was decided to develop an attack helicopter which could fulfill the unique and different needs of the Army and the Air force.


    LCH was designed out of HAL’s highly successful multi-role utility helicopter “Dhruvâ€￾. Dhruv first entered service in 2002 and since have carried out its duties in a very successful manner. Dhruv is also being exported to many countries. Developing LCH from Dhruv saved HAL preciously needed time. So far the IAF has placed an order of 65 LCH’s and the Army has placed an order of 114. According to estimates the LCH should receive its Final operational clearance by 2013/2014 after which it will enter service.


    The LCH incorporates stealth features, ability to perform night operations and crash landing gear for high survivability. The LCH will have a narrow fuselage, with two crew stations. The LCH is being designed to fit into an anti-infantry and anti-armour role and will be able to operate at high altitudes (16,300 feet). HAL will supply the Indian Air Force with 65 and Indian army with 114 gunships. The helicopter is powered by the HAL/Turbomeca Shakti turboshaft engine. The helicopter will be equipped with helmet-mounted targeting systems, electronic warfare systems and advanced weapons systems.
    The LCH is to have a glass cockpit with multifunction displays, a target acquisition and designation system with FLIR, Laser rangefinder and laser designator. Weapons will be aimed with a helmet mounted sight and there will be an electronic warfare suite with radar warning receiver, laser warning receiver and a missile approach warning system.

    Indian Light Combat Helicopter TD-2 successfully tested by HAL | Defence Aviation
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    Any new pics of the LCH, other than from Aero India? Just asking because we often see pics of the LCA tests, but LCH mainly when it is presented on the air show. Can't wait to see it with a real weapon package. Btw, Thales presented a new version of the Top Owl HMS, which Samtel produces as well, would be interesting to know if LCH will get this helmet, or even the latest version:

    http://www.armyrecognition.com/pari...ted_sight_display_at_paris_air_show_2011.html
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