Thursday, February 10, 2011

AERO INDIA: The HAL Light Utility Helicopter Reappears


First photos from May 2010 are here. More about the LUH here.

Photos by Shiv Aroor

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

Nice model! Can you please get more information on things like:

1. Will it use one shakti engine?
2. Max payload
3. Current status

Aditya said...

Shows forward fuselage and tail design changes.
And I wish HAL would proof read their posters before printing them... 'Small troops'? What exactly are 'small troops'? Soldiers under 5'3"? How hard can it be to print out an extra couple of words. Maybe an 'A' and a 'number' just thrown in there to make it, I don't know, coherent?

Anonymous said...

Does it have anything in common with AW119? AFAIN Agusta-Westland offered AW119 in the RSH tender but got rejected.

Anonymous said...

^^^
1. Yes
3. metal cutting.

Indranil Roy

Anonymous said...

I think it is better to scrap other international tenders.....

Go for only hal one.........

Any how our army can wait a little.....

Anonymous said...

no, it wont use Shakti Engine

mathiman said...

Why the &^&^^&^ indian politicians cant use this instead of Westland for VIP helicopters.

Antony cries about indeginization but when it comes to themselves they want Forein stuff.

This LCH is good for VIP travel. All they need is well trained technicians and good quality checks.

That AUGUSta westland deal needs to be scrapped immediately

Anonymous said...

NOw where is that prasun guy, i remember i had an argument with him on HALBIT/elbit vs lahav lets see what he has learnt from HAL stall(he sure would be disappointed) a plagiarist that he is , he would probably come up some proper bull sh*t to justify himself

rajeshthepilot said...

Hi Shiv,

Would this be the replacement to the Chetak...? Any news on what the Navy is looking at to replace the Chetak...?

Gautam said...

I don't like HAL's complete monopoly over the Indian helicopter purchases. Fine, they get to develop LUH, but then how about giving the licence-production of the light helicopter tender to a private company instead?

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