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HAL's Light Combat Helicopter carries out it's maiden flight Print E-mail
Written by James   
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Bangalore: HAL's indigenously designed & developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) lifted off smoothly for its maiden flight at Helicopter Complex, Bangalore on 29th March 2010.

The maiden flight of LCH marks the successful culmination of three years of design & development efforts by Rotary Wing Research & Design Centre of Helicopter Complex. A full fledged qualification test program would follow leading to initial operation clearance by December 2011 towards induction into Indian Armed Services.

The LCH is a dedicated attack helicopter derived from the Advanced Light Helicopter and is fitted with Weapon Systems, Mission Systems and Crashworthy Wheel Landing Gear with in-built Stealth characteristics.

The first Technology Demonstrator of the LCH undertook a 20 minute flight, which provided the pilots an opportunity to carryout low speed, low altitude checks on the various systems on-board. The performance of the Helicopter & systems was satisfactory.

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