Lt. Gen. Kanwal Kumar, the Director General of Army Aviation Corps, flew the indigenously developed light combat helicopter (LCH) at the Aero India 2017 here yesterday.
The LCH, developed by public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), will soon be inducted into the Indian Army.
An official press release said the LCH is light, manoeuvrable and armed with devastating fire power. It has the capability to manoeuvre through narrow valleys, mountains and high altitude areas, providing effective support to ground operations.
“The LCH, armed with its turret mounted gun, rockets
, air to air missiles
and air to ground missiles is a potent force multiplier
and shall greatly enhance the Indian Army’s military capability,” the release added. Read More…