Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) was proposed to meet IAF’s requirement of a dedicated light helicopter for combat operations. LCH will have maximum possible commonality with ALH. LCH with a narrow fuselage will have pilot and co-pilot/gunner in tandem configuration incorporating a number of stealth features, Armour protection, Night attack capability and crash worthy landing gear for better survivability. The major features of LCH are:
  • Glass Cockpit
  • Crash worthy under floor structure
  • Crash worthy fixed tricycle type with tail wheel landing gear
  • Canted flat panels for low Radar Cross Section
  • Integrated Dynamic System
  • Hinge less Main Rotor / Bearing less Tail Rotor
  • Anti Resonance isolation system
  • Integrated Avionics and Display System (IADS)
  • IR Suppressor
  • 20mm Gun, Rocket & Missiles
Technical Parameters
  • MTOW: 5.5 t
  • Max. speed: 265 Kmph
  • Range: 550 Km
  • Service Ceiling: 6.5 km
  • Climb rate: 5 m/s
Power Plant
  • SHAKTI engine (2 no.)
  • Power is 895 kW