Friday, May 21, 2010

Indian Defence Minister AK Antony to Witness Light Combat Helicopter Flight

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) developed by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) is all set to boost the chopper attack capabilities of the armed forces. Defence Minister AK Antony is coming to Bangalore on May 23 to formally dedicate the helicopter to the nation.“A full-fledged qualification test program would lead to initial operation clearance for induction of the LCH into the armed forces”, an HAL official said. He said IAF chief PV Naik and other senior functionaries of the Defence Ministry would also be present at the function at the HAL Airport here on Sunday.

Asked how the LCH is different from its predecessor Dhruv, the official said, “The LCH is totally dedicated to attack. It also has a number of stealth features such as low oral signature and low visual signature”, he said.

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