The first batch comprising of three indigenous Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) are scheduled to be delivered by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to the Indian Army and Air Force before 31st March 2021. They are part of the 15 Limited Series Production (LSP) LCH helicopters approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC). As of now, the HAL has received the Letter of Intent from both the defence services. And, once the order is given, the DPSU will deliver the remaining 12 helicopters of the LSP in the next financial year.
Notably, the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is an Indian multi-role attack helicopter that has been indigenously designed and manufactured by HAL. It is said to be the world’s lightest attack helicopter with its flight ceiling being the highest among all the attack helicopters