Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) was proposed to meet IAF’s requirement of a dedicated light helicopter for combat operations. LCH has maximum possible commonality with ALH. LCH with a narrow fuselage has pilot and co-pilot/gunner in tandem configuration incorporating a number of stealth features, Armour protection, Night attack capability and crash worthy landing gear for better survivability. 

The major features of LCH are:
  • Glass Cockpit
  • Crashworthy bottom structure
  • Crashworthy fixed tricycle type with tail wheel landing gear
  • Canted flat panels for low Radar Cross Section
  • Integrated Dynamic System
  • Hinge less Main Rotor / Bearing less Tail Rotor
  • Anti-Resonance Isolation System
  • Integrated Architecture and Display System (IADS)
  • IR Suppressor
  • Counter Measuring Dispensing System (CMDS)
  • EO pod, Helmet Mounted Display System & EW suite
  • 20mm Gun, 70mm Rocket & Missiles
  • Air to Air Missiles (ATAM)
  • Air to Ground Missiles (ATGM)
Technical Parameters
  • MTOW                    : 5800 Kg
  • Max. speed             : 268 Kmph
  • Range                     : 550 Km
  • Service Ceiling         : 6.5 km
  • Oblique climb rate    : 12 m/s
Power Plant
  • SHAKTI engine (2 no.)
  • Power is 1032 kW