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Make in India | IAF to induct first batch of light combat helicopter in Jodhpur on October 3

In a major boost to ‘Make in India’ in defence, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct on October 3 the first batch of indigenously-developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), in a boost to its combat prowess as the multi-role platform is capable of firing a range of missiles and other weapons.

October 02, 2022 / 02:44 PM IST
In a major boost to ‘Make in India’ in defence, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct on October 3 the first batch of indigenously-developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), in a boost to its combat prowess as the multi-role platform is capable of firing a range of missiles and other weapons. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
In a major boost to ‘Make in India’ in defence, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct the first batch of indigenously-developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) on October 3. The multi-role platform, capable of firing a range of missiles and other weapon, will enhance IAF's combat prowess. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
The LCH, developed by state-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), has been primarily designed for deployment in high-altitude regions. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
The LCH, developed by state-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), has been primarily designed for deployment in high-altitude regions. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
The new chopper getting inducted into the force is capable of aerial combat and will help the force combat slow-moving aircraft, drone and armoured columns during conflicts. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
The new chopper getting inducted into the force is capable of aerial combat and will help the force combat slow-moving aircraft, drone and armoured columns during conflicts. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
It will be inducted into the IAF inventory at a ceremony in Jodhpur in presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, officials said on October 2. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
It will be inducted into the IAF inventory at a ceremony in Jodhpur in presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, officials said on October 2. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
Of the 15 limited series production helicopters approved, 10 are for the IAF and five for the army. It can land and take off from an altitude of 5,000 metres with weapons and fuel, the officials said. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
Of the 15 limited series production helicopters approved, 10 are for the IAF and five for the army. It can land and take off from an altitude of 5,000 metres with weapons and fuel, the officials said. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC)
The choppers have been flown extensively in Ladakh and the desert sector to meet the requirements of the armed forces. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC) (With inputs from agencies)
The choppers have been flown extensively in Ladakh and the desert sector to meet the requirements of the armed forces. (Video grab, @IAF_MCC) (With inputs from agencies)
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