HAL’s light helicopter clears 6 km altitude flight test

Designed and developed by HAL, the helicopter will replace the ageing Cheetah and Chetak choppers used by Indian Armed Forces

GN Bureau | December 12, 2018


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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) light utility helicopter (LUH) has succeeded in achieving a key milestone of flying at six km altitude in Bengaluru.

 
A three-ton class new generation helicopter is designed and developed by the HAL’s rotary wing research and design center (RWR&DC) to replace the ageing Cheetah and Chetak helicopters used by Indian Armed Forces.
 
The flight was carried out under the envelope expansion tests and flying at 6 km altitude is a critical requirement towards the certification of LUH. HAL says the test of the helicopter yielded satisfactory performance and handling qualities. With the completion of this milestone, LUH can now undertake high altitude cold weather trials planned in January 2019.
 
HAL has in principal order for 187 LUH, including 126 for Indian Army and 61 for India Air Force.

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