Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) receives the Initial Operational Clearance

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  • February 9, 2021
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Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) receives the Initial Operational Clearance

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Defence and Security

In news 

  • The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) received the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) for the Indian Army from the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC).

Important value additions 

  • The LUH is a three-ton class new generation single-engine helicopter. 
  • Indigenously designed and developed: Rotary Wing Research and Design Centre of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). 
  • Its features are suitable for operations in the diverse operating conditions unique to India.
  • The LUH will replace the aging fleet of Cheetah/Chetak helicopters operated by the Services.
  • The LUH is powered by a single turboshaft e,ngine with adequate power margins to accomplish high altitude missions in the Himalayas with ease.
  • LUH is equipped with Smart Cockpit Display System (Glass Cockpit), state-of-the-art HUMS (Health & Usage Monitoring System) and is designed for various utility and armed roles.

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