First light combat helicopters produced in India are delivered to the Air Force today
The 5.8-ton light combat helicopter is armoured, capable of night attacks, and has crash-worthy landing gear for increased survivability.
Rajnath Singh, India’s defence minister, will be present to witness the introduction of the country’s first light combat helicopters to the Air Force on Monday. The defence minister stated on Sunday that the induction would give a “huge boost” to the IAF’s “fighting prowess” before his trip to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, where the induction is scheduled to take place.
The Induction Ceremony of the First Indigenously Developed Light Comat Helicopters will be held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, on October 3rd, and I will be there (LCH). The IAF’s fighting abilities will be greatly enhanced by the introduction of these helicopters. Rajnath Singh tweeted, “Looking forward to it. Additionally present at the occasion will be Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the chief of the air staff.
A light combat helicopter can operate in all weather conditions and perform well at high altitudes. It also has an extended range and is agile and manoeuvrable. These helicopters were created by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and they also reportedly include armour protection, night assault capability, and crash-worthy landing gear for increased survivability.
The Indian Air Force tweeted a picture of these helicopters with the hashtag #AtmaNirbharBharat, which stands for “self-reliant India.”
In March of this year, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the purchase of 15 Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) Limited Series Production for a price of Rs. 3,887 Cr., coupled with infrastructure sanctions of Rs. 377 Cr.
According to authorities quoted by news agency PTI, the 5.8-tonne twin-engine helicopter that will be inducted on Monday has already passed a number of weapons fire tests.
According to the government, India has been progressively concentrating on enhancing its capacity to domestically design, develop, and produce cutting-edge technology and systems in the defence industry under the Atma Nirbhar Abhiyan, or Make-In-India project.
Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat tweeted, “Wonderful to bring in Durgashtami with these helicopters that would immensely strengthen our IAF’s combat abilities.”