Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Indian Air Force has Requirement for 65 Light Combat Helicopters

State-run military plane maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) plans to build three prototypes of its indigenous light combat helicopter (LCH) and aims to achieve initial operational clearance in two years, a top official of the firm has said.The helicopter gunship would need to register 500 hours of flight for the initial clearance, Ashok Nayak, CMD, HAL, told reporters on the sidelines of the inaugural flight of the first prototype on Sunday. The LCH was dedicated to the nation after the flight.Nayak said the Indian Air Force had a requirement for 65 such helicopters and the Indian Army too has shown interest in the product.The design and development phase of the project cost Rs 376 crore, Nayak said...............................Read More

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