HAL to showcase indigenous military aircraft prowess

howcasing its indigenous manufacturing prowess, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will unveil its under-development Light Utility Helicopter and the Light Combat Helicopter at the Aero India show starting here tomorrow.
“For the first time, we will show our Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), which is being developed to replace the Cheetah and Chetak helicopter fleet of the Indian air Force and the Army along with the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH),” HAL officials said here.
The three-tonne helicopter is being put in the HAL pavilion for static display, they said.
Once developed, the helicopter would be able to carry out surveillance and reconnaissance missions along with playing search and rescue roles.
The LCH, the officials said, would also take part in the flying displays and would be placed at the tarmac for static display, they said.
08/02/11 PTI/The Hindu

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