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HAL Conducts Technical Flight of Indigenous Light Utility Helicopter
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bengaluru: Achieving yet another significant milestone, HAL conducted atechnical flight of indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) in Bengaluru, today.

The helicopterlifted at 1210 hours and was in the air for 15 minutes at HAL facilities. The flawless flight wascarried out by HAL test pilots.

This event marks an important and significant beginning for prototype testing of LUH. This is thethird indigenous helicopter product from the stables of HAL after ALH and LCH.

Apart fromreplacement of ageing fleet of Cheetah / Chetak, LUH is expected to capture a sizeable share bothin domestic and international market.

Light Utility Helicopter (LUH):
The LUH has a maximum All-Up-Weight (AUW) of 3150 Kgs, fittedwith Safran HE Ardiden-1U engine of 750 KW power, with a range of 350 Km, service ceiling 6.5Km, seating capacity of six passengers plus two pilots.

The helicopter is designed to carry outvarious utility roles such as reconnaissance, transport, cargo load and rescue operations. The helicopter can operate from sea level to high altitudes of Himalayas.

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HAL Conducts Technical Flight of Indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)

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