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Light Combat Helicopter makes maiden flight

The Indian HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Technology Demonstrator TD-3 has completed its maiden flight. "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," said Dr R.K. Tyagi, chairman HAL. “We are making all efforts to achieve IOC by September next year," he added.

In all HAL is expected to produce/manufacture 179 LCH for Indian Defence forces. The craft flew for 20 minutes. The scope of this project covers design and development of two technology demonstrators, one full scale mock-up, one break away fuselage (BAF) and Initial Operational Clearance (IOC).

During development of LCH, HAL Board sanctioned LCH related projects, namely, modified rotor system, manufacturing of TD-3 & TD-4 for acceleration of development flight testing, indigenous development of Integrated Avionics and Display System (lADS) & Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) in order to reduce the dependency on non-Indian vendors and develop indigenous technology.


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