new Delhi: Two light combat helicopters built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in eastern Ladakh amid tensions with the border with China to support Indian Air Force missions to improve operations from high altitude bases in Leh Has been posted. HAL CMD said on Wednesday, “It is the lightest combat helicopter in the world that has been designed and developed by HAL to meet the specific needs of the Indian Armed Forces which reflects HAL’s pivotal role in self-reliant India.” ” Also Read – Army Chief told commanders – be ready for any situation, IAF flies Chinook-Apache
Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora along with HAL Test Pilot Wing CDR (Retd) Subhash P. John, recently participated in an expedition under which a second altitude was used for mock attack at an altitude. Was to move forward from the location. After this, a landing was done on a very dangerous helipad of the area. Light combat helicopters outperformed their functionality even in extreme temperatures at forward locations. Also Read – Rafale Re-Fueling Photos: IAF shares photo of fuel filled in Rafale at the height of 30 thousand feet while coming to India
These light combat helicopters are highly advanced with state-of-the-art systems and superior weapons that are capable of penetrating targets from any distance during the day or night. In addition, it has the ability to carry sufficient weight of weapons at sufficient height under various conditions. All these features make it the most suitable for operation in high temperature and high altitude areas. Also Read – Rafale in India: The wait is over, five Rafale will reach Ambala airbase this afternoon, know what are the preparations
The Indian Air Force and the Indian Army require about 160 light combat helicopters. The Defense Acquisition Council has approved the proposal for 15 light combat helicopters for the initial phase. Negotiations for technical evaluation and pricing have been completed and HAL is expected to deliver it soon.