HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

johnj

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I don’t feel such greediness 😂😁 As long as the platform is inducted for its intended for with its full packages I am happy.
Fun part is except weapons[excluding main gun] every thing is ready, it is upto IA/MOD to choose weapons- from indian/eu/israel origin.
If hal can integrate atgm in mi17, why not in lch, import import import. mi17 - import, israel atgm - import.
 

Aditya Ballal

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Exactly, in low altitudes there isn't any weight penalty, so obviously it can carry more.

The reason for Rudra not having 4 missiles on the later endpoints were because of the missiles literally hitting the floor. Moreover it's not a dedicated attack helo design.
LAHAT can be integrated in quad packed configuration on Rudra though, don’t know about HELINA.
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Okabe Rintarou

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Carrying them is one thing, how many targets can LCH lock in any point in time?
Well, since Helina is an LOBL IIR-guided missile, it would be limited by the number of targets WSO can pick out and how fast he can do that. If he can locate a column of 16 armoured vehicles, he just has to select the target for each missile one after the other and then once its all done, fire the 16 missiles off in a quick salvo. Assuming the enemy AD doesn't pick the LCH up in that duration.

Things will be much more different with SANT and its LOAL and MMW seeker. The LCH doesn't even have to peek in that case.
 

Aniruddha Mulay

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Well, since Helina is an LOBL IIR-guided missile, it would be limited by the number of targets WSO can pick out and how fast he can do that. If he can locate a column of 16 armoured vehicles, he just has to select the target for each missile one after the other and then once its all done, fire the 16 missiles off in a quick salvo. Assuming the enemy AD doesn't pick the LCH up in that duration.

Things will be much more different with SANT and its LOAL and MMW seeker. The LCH doesn't even have to peek in that case.
HELINA is also capable of LOAL
 

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