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LCH Inches Close to Certification Featured

Bengaluru: Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) has completed performance trials paving way for finalization

of basic configuration. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, visited HAL’s helicopter complex on Oct 16,

and he was extensively briefed about the advanced features and armament fit of LCH prototypes.

 “LCH is the only attack helicopter which can operate above 10000 – 12000 feet altitude with considerable

load of armament”, said T. Suvarana Raju, CMD, HAL.

 Based on successful completion of remaining flight trials, HAL expects operational clearance from CEMILAC

very soon.

 Mr. G.  Gouda, Officiating Chief Executive of CEMILAC (Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification)

handed over a letter on completion of performance flight trials of LCH to Dr. M. Vijaya Kumar, General

Manager, HAL.

 LCH has completed performance flight trials which involved not only development testing at Bangalore but

also trials at extreme environment conditions such as Sea Level at Chennai, Cold weather at Leh, Hot

weather at Jodhpur and Hot & high altitude tests at Leh. Accordingly, the helicopter can be cleared for

weapon trials.  With the finalization of basic configuration, HAL can start production of LCH after

the operational clearance.