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IAF Unveils Game-Changer: The Ultra-Light, Versatile LCH Attack Helicopter

A Closer Look at Sensors During his first flight sortie as a co-pilot, the Air Chief was airborne for an hour, donning an olive green suit. “It was an excellent sortie. I had the opportunity to observe the crucial flying characteristics and the status of the installed sensors,” Bhadauria stated later.

Soaring with the Finest “Bhadauria took his inaugural flight on the twin-seater LCH, lifting off at 11:45 am from our airport in the city’s eastern suburb, accompanied by our deputy chief test pilot Wing Commander (Retd) S.P. John,” a Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) official informed IANS.

Previously Piloted LCA Tejas IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria, who assumed command of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in September 2019, also piloted the HAL-made Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas on May 27, 2020, when it joined the IAF’s 18 Squadron (Flying Bullets) at the Sulur air base near Coimbatore.

Lightest Multi-Role Attack Helicopter in the World The LCH is the world’s lightest multi-role attack helicopter, boasting the highest flight ceiling.

Proposal for the First Group of 15 LCHs The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had authorized the proposal for the initial set of 15 LCHs.

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