Weight reduction is main concernas LCH nears new trial phase
Developmental testing of India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is set to accelerate in the new year in the hope of meeting a planned 2012 in-service date. By early January, a second prototype (TD-2) should join TD-1, which has been undergoing trials since March. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) has logged roughly 50 hr. on that platform as it works on validating basic handling and aerodynamic performance, as well as low-level agility and responsiveness. A third prototype is slated to ...
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