Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Indx TechStyle, Nov 6, 2015.
You should see the COD MW2 and utility of light armoured helo for enemy infiltration ops
Sources: HAL's Light Utility Helicopter expected to make its first flight shortly. https://t.co/ERHaydYaX6
Wishing it does.
It has been delayed since February 2015.
HAL Plans first flight of Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) this month
HAL LUH : Light Utility Helicopter 1st Flight This Month
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LUH All Glass Cokpit !!
HAL LUH PT-1
Did she maid her first flight already ? OR when is it ?
Not yet - but it should in the upcoming months.
Nice! Seems quite big in dimensions though.. close to Dhruv.. I was expecting a smaller craft.. Is cool anyways
Okay, So how long it is expected to take after first flight She can be inducted in IA & IAF.
Induction is expected within the next 2 years.
We should now ensure that all of the IAF & IA requirement (also any IN, ICG or other service requirement that might emerge in future) is fulfilled by different versions of the LUH alone. Procurement of the Ka-226T should not be encouraged.
If such pooling of orders is done, expect no less than 400 LUHs to be built eventually. But we shouldn't let the business just stay with HAL - private manufacturers should be brought in to build a part of the order.
If we want LUH to be truly successful, it needs to be opened up to the civilian and police usage.
But unlike LCA of ADA, LUH/Dhruv is HAL product.. right ?
In this case, HAL may simply refuse full transfer of technology to manufacture LUH to private companies.
But yes, there is no need of Ka-226T. Has this actually been tested in Indian conditions ?
Ka226 is more versatile than LUH with its modular cabin and coaxial rotors, needs small space for landing. It will be filling up for Cheetahs whereas LUH is more likely to replace the Chetaks and can be used for civilian purposes including policing and ambulance.
Tell me one thing, Can we not make modular cabin for LUH in future ? It should not be that much difficult.
May not be possible now. Modularity cannot be brought after the design freeze, it has to be part of the design objective.
Anyways LUH is a simple classic design. HAL may not be the right company to go for modularity and stuff, only a private company can.
I think HAL will neither fly nor productise LUH till massive import orders are already in place like in the case of HTT-40 and Rustom. It may be very lucrative for HAL management to fail and delay endlessely.
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