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Indian Defence minister launches Light Combat Helicopter production at HAL

Indian Defence minister launches Light Combat Helicopter production at HAL

Mr. Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, declared the launch of production of HAL designed 5.8 ton category Light Combat Helicopter and dedicated the HAL’s role changer design upgrade program of Hawk-i to the nation in HAL premises here today. Senior officials from Ministry of Defence, Indian Air Force and Hindustan Aeronautics… Read more »

Source: HAL, 07-Sep-17

Safran announces first ground run of Arriel 2L2 engine

Safran announces first ground run of Arriel 2L2 engine

Safran announces the first ground run of the Arriel 2L2 engine at its Bordes facility, beginning of June. The Arriel family was selected in 2016 to power the new Korean civil and military helicopters, known as the LCH (Light Civil Helicopter) and LAH (Light Armed Helicopter). The Arriel 2L2 is co-developed by Safran Helicopter Engines… Read more »

Source: Safran, 24-Jul-17

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India – HAL inches LCH closer to certification

India – HAL inches LCH closer to certification

Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) completed performance trials paving way for finalization of basic configuration. The Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar, visited HAL’s helicopter complex here today and had a detailed look on advanced features and armament fit of LCH prototypes. “LCH is the only attack helicopter which can operate above 10000 – 12000 feet altitude… Read more »

Source: HAL, 19-Oct-15

HAL plans LCH weapons trials

HAL plans LCH weapons trials

India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is now eyeing weapon-based trials with its fourth technology demonstrator, TD-4. The weapon firing trials are planned for the middle of 2016.  See full story

Source: HAL, 21-Sep-15

HAL Completes Hot & High Trials of LCH

HAL Completes Hot & High Trials of LCH

HAL successfully carried out the hot and the high-altitude trials of indigenously designed, developed attack chopper Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at Leh recently. “These seasonal trials – including cold weather trials carried out at Leh during February this year – have been completed as part of the certification process. The flight trials at Leh have… Read more »

Source: HAL, 04-Sep-15

HAL Completes Hot Weather Flight Trials of LCH

HAL Completes Hot Weather Flight Trials of LCH

HAL’s indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) attained a milestone by successfully completing the hot weather flight trials for a nearly one week at Jodhpur recently. “Test flights were carried out in the temperature range of 39 to 42 degree Celsius. These were done with the involvement of customer pilots from Indian Air… Read more »

Source: HAL, 29-Jun-15

Korean Government seals $1.5M deal with KAI to replace MD500 and AH-1 fleets

Korean Government seals $1.5M deal with KAI to replace MD500 and AH-1 fleets

South Korea’s defense acquisition agency has struck a deal with Korea Aerospace Industries, the country’s sole aircraft maker, to develop home-built military and civilian helicopters by 2022, officials said Wednesday. See Full Story

Source: The Korea Herald, 21-Apr-15

Cold-Weather Tests Carried-out on LCH at Leh

Cold-Weather Tests Carried-out on LCH at Leh

The cold weather trials of LCH were carried out at Air Force Station, Leh recently. “The trials covered engine starts with internal batteries after overnight cold soak at 3 km altitude and 4.1 km altitude”, says Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, Chairman, HAL. The engine starts were satisfactory in the temperature of minus 18 degree C… Read more »

Source: HAL, 18-Mar-15

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Airbus to partner KAI for South Korea’s Light Civil and Light Armed Helicopters

Airbus to partner KAI for South Korea’s Light Civil and Light Armed Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters will join with Korea Aerospace Industries in developing two 5-ton class rotorcraft that meet South Korea’s requirements for its next-generation Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH). As the LCH and LAH competition winner, Airbus Helicopters will continue its highly successful relationship with Korea Aerospace Industries, including the joint program that… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Mar-15

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Cold weather tests carried out on LCH at Leh

Cold weather tests carried out on LCH at Leh

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) recently completed the cold weather trials in Leh and team LCH says that the trials covered engine starts with internal batteries after overnight cold soak at 3km altitude and 4.1 km altitude.  See Full Story

Source: TOI, 03-Mar-15

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HAL to set up Dhruv MROs in forward areas

HAL to set up Dhruv MROs in forward areas

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will soon have Dhruv maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hubs all across the operational bases, including in forward areas. There are a total of 193 Dhruvs being operational today. See Full Story

Source: One India, 20-Feb-15

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Prime Minister shows interest in Light Combat Helicopter at Aero India 2015

Prime Minister shows interest in Light Combat Helicopter at Aero India 2015

The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi visited HAL stall and evinced keen interest in HAL products especially on Hindustan Turbo Fan Engine  and LCH. HAL Chairman Mr. T. Suvarna Raju explained him about the efforts made by the Company on “make in India front”. The medium thrust class engine finds wide application in military trainer… Read more »

Source: HAL, 19-Feb-15

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HAL showcasing LCH and LUH at Aero India 2015

HAL showcasing LCH and LUH at Aero India 2015

HAL’s indigenous products will enthral visitors with their flying and static display during the 10th edition of Aero India from February 18-22, 2015. HAL’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas, will be on flying display showing their versatility. HAL would also be showcasing its technical competence built over the years.  The display is… Read more »

Source: HAL, 19-Feb-15

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More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will be powered by the Ardiden 1H1 engine from Turbomeca (Safran, booth #B2.1 – Hall B). This new twin-engine military aircraft will take part in the flying display at Aero India air show in Bangalore. Turbomeca will also power the new HAL- designed LUH (Light Utility Helicopter),… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Feb-15

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HAL flies third LCH prototype

HAL flies third LCH prototype

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Technology Demonstrator TD-3 made the successful maiden flight here today. “Escorted by a Dhruv helicopter, the entire flight was flawless. It will be an effective weapon platform to deliver precision strikes at high altitude and we are confident it will meet the requirements of the IAF”, says Dr. R.K. Tyagi,… Read more »

Source: HAL, 17-Nov-14

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HAL fast-tracks indigenous light combat chopper project

HAL fast-tracks indigenous light combat chopper project

Seeking to fast-track indigenous attack chopper production, the state-owned PSU HAL has invested over Rs 150 crore more for building another two prototypes of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) which will help in early completion of the programme. See Full Story

Source: ET, 10-Oct-14

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KAI selected as a LCH/LAH developer

KAI selected as a LCH/LAH developer

KAI selected as a LCH/LAH developer to tow the development of the aviation industry and strengthening of self-reliant defense simultaneously – Targets exports of 600 units, putting total sales to 1,000. – Lays the groundwork for the new growth engine along with the KF-X project in the future aviation industry. Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd.(KAI), an… Read more »

Source: KAI, 28-Jul-14

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HAL to Fly Dhruv, Rudra and LCH at Aero India 2013

HAL to Fly Dhruv, Rudra and LCH at Aero India 2013

HAL’s strength in design, development and production will be showcased through its products during the up-coming Aero-India 2013. The major attractions of the HAL’s pavilion include in-house designs such as Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), “Rudra” the weaponised Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) and Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT). “For the first time, we will present to the… Read more »

Source: HAL, 28-Jan-13

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Apache is last one standing in Indian tender

Apache is last one standing in Indian tender

Russian press agency RIA Novosti is reporting that the Mi-28N Night Hunder has lost an Inidan tender for 22 attack helicopters, leaving Boeing’s AH-64D Apache.  They reported a source saying “We decided not to choose the Mi-28 for technical reasons. Our experts believe that the Mi-28N did not meet the requirements of the tender on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-11

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India flies second light combat helicopter prototype

India flies second light combat helicopter prototype

Hindustan Aeronautics have flown the second LCH prototype from their Bangalore factory.  It is said to be a significant improvement over the first prototype, photo’d here. It carries registration ZP-4602 (full story)

26-Jul-11

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HAL’s target: 1,500 helicopters in 10 years

HAL’s target: 1,500 helicopters in 10 years

We will design, develop and manufacture more than 100 Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), 300 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) and 400 Indian MultiRole Helicopters (IMRH),” said Soundara Rajan, Director, Corporate Planning and Marketing of HAL

Source: Express Buzz, 11-Feb-11

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HAL plans LCH display to out-manoeuvre Sarang team

HAL plans LCH display to out-manoeuvre Sarang team

HAL promises that the LCH will fly manoeuvres that will eclipse the Indian Air Force’s globally-acclaimed Sarang aerobatics team, which flies the Dhruv helicopter.

04-Feb-11

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HAL to showcase Light Combat Helicopter at AeroIndia

HAL to showcase Light Combat Helicopter at AeroIndia

India’s indigenously developed attack helicopter, the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), will make a demonstration flight at the upcoming AeroIndia show here, to be held from 9-13 February.

Source: Domain B, 21-Jan-11

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Dedication of India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the Nation

Dedication of India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the Nation

Indian aviation fraternity in general and HAL in particular is eager to witness another milestone event, when Hon’ble Defence Minister Shri A.K Antony will dedicate the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the nation on coming Sunday at HAL Airport. Indigenously developed and built by HAL in a record time, a derivative of Advanced Light Helicopter… Read more »

Source: HAL, 25-May-10

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