Two light combat helicopters developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have been deployed in the sky of Leh to further strengthen Indian Air Force operations in eastern Ladakh, adjoining China. HAL CMD R. Madhavan said on Wednesday that as soon as the need was stated by the Air Force, this deployment was made immediately in view of the latest situation on the border. Explaining the role of HAL in self-sufficient India, he said that it is the world’s lightest war helicopter developed by HAL. HAL has designed it keeping in mind the special and specific needs of the Indian Air Force.
HAL has developed this helicopter for special and specific needs of the Air Force
At the headquarters in Bengaluru, the company issued a statement that during the test, the helicopter had Air Force Deputy Chief Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora with HAL’s test pilot wing commander (retired) Subhash P. John on an advance fronting exercise. Has flown in high latitudes. For this, the helicopter was launched at the most inaccessible helipad of the area. Even in very low temperatures, this war helicopter has justified the need for its deployment on the front fronts.
This helicopter armed with deadly weapons
According to HAL, this helicopter equipped with deadly weapons is capable of penetrating any target, both intruder and day and night. It is capable of carrying heavy weapons at high latitudes. The Indian Air Force and the Army together have stated the need for about 160 combat helicopters.