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India is experiencing a light attack helicopter (LCH) in desert conditions

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Indian company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is conducting light attack helicopter testing (LCH). A study of the capabilities of the Indian rotary-winged aircraft is being conducted at the Pokrana test site near the city of Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). LCH tests are carried out with the joint participation of experts from the defense research organization DRDO, the Indian Air Force Command and representatives of the manufacturing company.


It is noted that during the tests, the functionality of the attack helicopter is tested in desert conditions. In particular, practicing strikes against ground targets from different heights. Previously, the firing capabilities of the new Indian helicopter were evaluated in tropical conditions.

The Indian military command reports that missiles are used during fire tests. In particular, strikes against targets that mimic Tanks and armored personnel carriers.

It is reported that 5,5-ton machine can effectively fire not only at ground targets. It is noted that the helicopter can be used on airplanes flying at relatively low speed. In addition, it is stated that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited LCH can even be used as an anti-submarine helicopter.

Photo Indian Defense News:
India is experiencing a light attack helicopter (LCH) in desert conditions


Manufacturers report that with appropriate re-equipment the helicopter can be used for search and rescue and observation missions.

The height limit is about 6500 m. In service are missiles (70 mm) and 20-mm machine gun.

The company HAL said that the new model has a wider range of useful characteristics (including payload for fuel and ammunition) in comparison with analogues.

An important feature of the attack helicopter from HAL is that it can be used both above the sea, there and in the conditions of the Himalayan heights (up to the mentioned 6,5-km limit) with a significant temperature difference.
Photos used:
www.indiandefensenews.in
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  1. St Petrov
    St Petrov 22 January 2018 13: 33
    +3
    Now the tests will not satisfy - and an order for Mi or Ka will be received.



    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 22 January 2018 13: 36
      +2
      testing an attack helicopter in desert conditions

      Pakistan and India have half the border - the desert.
      what
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 22 January 2018 19: 13
        0
        I saw their border from above. Tatooine.
    2. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 22 January 2018 13: 36
      0
      Quote: s-t Petrov
      ... and an order will be received for Mi or Ka
      - Hindus are proud, they will rest against the last. And ours needs to improve both Mi and Ka, so that India takes them without hesitation.
      1. seos
        seos 23 January 2018 12: 52
        0
        Hindus are smart .. they bought technologies and develop production for themselves .... all the more, there are no light combat helicopters of this class on the market from the word ...
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 22 January 2018 13: 42
      0
      It looks like India intends to capture the Mongolian Gobi. belay
    4. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 22 January 2018 14: 19
      +1
      On which thread is ka 52, then there will be “transfer technologies”, then they will be sent and so on in a circle.
    5. Bongo
      Bongo 22 January 2018 14: 43
      +5
      Quote: s-t Petrov
      Now the tests will not satisfy - and an order for Mi or Ka will be received.

      It is unlikely No. Mi-28H lost the Indian competition AN-64D. Yes, and serial helicopter ATGM comparable to the latest versions of AGM-114 Hellfire, we have not. request
      1. Conserp
        Conserp 22 January 2018 17: 28
        +1
        we have no helicopter ATGMs comparable with the latest versions of the AGM-114 Hellfire.

        Who do you have?
        1. ZVO
          ZVO 22 January 2018 22: 22
          +1
          Quote: Conserp
          we have no helicopter ATGMs comparable with the latest versions of the AGM-114 Hellfire.

          Who do you have?


          This is with us in Russia ...
          Not really in the army. nor in aviation analogues comparable to helfires ...
          so do you understand?
  2. svp67
    svp67 22 January 2018 13: 36
    0
    In service are rockets (70 mm) and a 20-mm machine gun.
    Is that all? And where are the cries of Indian patriots: "LITTLE !!!!!"
    1. Pivot
      Pivot 22 January 2018 13: 45
      +5
      Probably all the same, a 20 mm gun, for the machine gun the caliber is too big.
      1. svp67
        svp67 22 January 2018 13: 53
        0
        Quote: Pivot
        Probably all the same, a 20 mm gun, for the machine gun the caliber is too big.

        Not the question then. And where are the ATGMs?
        1. Oleg7700
          Oleg7700 22 January 2018 14: 08
          +4
          Allegedly this. Israel Aerospace Industries.
        2. Lexus
          Lexus 22 January 2018 14: 11
          +6
          On the basis of the Indian ATGM "Nag", adopted by the Indian Army in the version based on armored vehicles, the development of an ATGM helicopter-based HELINA (HELIicopter-mounted NAg) is underway.

          Work is also underway to integrate the Israeli LAHAT ATGM ATGMs.
        3. Bongo
          Bongo 22 January 2018 14: 44
          +6
          Quote: svp67
          Not the question then. And where are the ATGMs?

          Tomorrow - the day after tomorrow, there will be an article on this topic. hi
          1. svp67
            svp67 22 January 2018 15: 24
            +3
            Quote: Bongo
            Tomorrow after tomorrow

  3. Mih1974
    Mih1974 22 January 2018 14: 09
    0
    "strange he" (c) love It seems like (in the picture) the Mi-28, well, at least in concept lol . But why is it so light with them? belay The engine - two people - two, they decided to do it without reservation or without weapons?
    And in terms of three de-painting, the Ukro-Bendera’s are giving them away, so that while we don’t see the living and the flying, we can stop "spreading our thoughts on the tree."
    1. dog breeder
      dog breeder 22 January 2018 14: 14
      +1
      Boyan vernal, if someone wanted to put together a song, a cape spread over a tree, a gray wolf on the ground, a blue eagle under the clouds
    2. Conserp
      Conserp 22 January 2018 18: 06
      0
      It seems like (in the picture) the Mi-28, well, at least in concept

      It is similar to Cobra in concept. Only the alteration is not from UH-1, but from Dhruv, which is redone from the German BK117.

      You just have to blurt out that the loaf on Belaz is similar in concept, because it also has 4 wheels.

      The Mi-28 is a heavy armored attack helicopter, and the LCH, like Apache, is just a flying ATGM.
      1. Netzah netzah
        Netzah netzah 22 January 2018 23: 05
        +1
        Flying ATGM is Defender MD500. AN-64 Apache is a flying tank destroyer. Armed, armored and with excellent SLA.
        1. Conserp
          Conserp 25 January 2018 15: 29
          0
          Flying ATGM is Defender MD500. AN-64 Apache is a flying tank destroyer. Armed, armored and with excellent SLA.

          And you are sincere!

          Armament + SLA = ATGM.
          ATGM = tank destroyer.

          There is no armor on Apache except the armored backs and the side shields of the seats (exactly the same as on military transport aircraft) plus a shatterproof screen between the cabins.

          But the flag shows the desire to lick.
  4. Lexus
    Lexus 22 January 2018 14: 15
    0
    The Indians are experiencing serious problems, both with their own developments, and with the localization of third-party products.
  5. san4es
    san4es 22 January 2018 14: 48
    +2
    India's Stealthy Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)
    The cockpit and glazing of the helicopter is able to withstand hits of 12,7 mm armor-piercing bullets. The chassis is non-removable, energy-absorbing, for safety during emergency landing.
    2 turboshaft engines TM333-2C2 "Shakti" with a digital control system such as FADEC, jointly developed by HAL and Turbomeka.
    The main and tail rotors are 4-bladed. The blades are made of composite materials.
    Length, m: 15,8
    The diameter of the rotor, m: 13,3
    Height, m: 4,7
    Wingspan, m: 4,6
    The mass of the empty helicopter, kg: 3000
    Maximum take-off weight, kg: 5500
    Payload mass, kg: n / a
    Maximum flight speed, km / h: 330
    Cruising speed, km / h: 260
    Maximum rate of climb, m / s: 12,0
    Practical ceiling, m: 6500
    Range, km: 550
    Ferry range, km: 700
    Powerplant: 2 x ТМ333-2С2 "Shakti"
    Engine power, hp: 2 x 1200
    Gun: 1 × 20 mm M621 (20 × 102 mm)
    Wiki ...

  6. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 22 January 2018 14: 48
    +2
    It seems to fly already.
  7. Nikolay R-PM
    Nikolay R-PM 22 January 2018 15: 10
    +1
    Curiously, despite the fact that the Indians have long exploited the Mi-25/35 they make their helicopter in a Western manner. Do our turntables with more reliable reservations not meet their requirements? Or they are fighting for thrust-weight ratio at high altitudes and high temperatures due to the smaller mass of an empty helicopter
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 22 January 2018 15: 45
      +1
      Quote: Nikolay R-PM
      Curiously, despite the fact that the Indians have long exploited the Mi-25 / 35 their helicopter they are doing in the Western manner.

      Good evening, Nikolai!
      Mi-25 in India has already written off everything, and several copies were donated to Afghanistan. Mi-35 are close to completion of the life cycle. How the epic with the Indian tender for a new combat helicopter ended up is surely known to you.
      Quote: Nikolay R-PM
      Are our turntables with more reliable reservations do not meet their requirements? Or they fight for thrust-weight at high mountains and high temperatures due to the smaller mass of the empty helicopter

      Exactly ! yes The Indian army needs a helicopter with good altitude characteristics, even to the detriment of security and speed of flight.
  8. etrofimov
    etrofimov 23 January 2018 11: 09
    0
    Hindus traitors, buy Apaches or something like that. It is urgently necessary to arm Pakistan, so that the Indians get a firm hold on the impudent treacherous face!