Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the new LCH Production Hangar at Helicopter Division here on Thursday.
“LCH is completely ready for operational induction and Helicopter Complex is fully geared up for the production of LCH,” said R Madhavan CMD, HAL.
Helicopter Complex CEO GVS Bhaskar said, “The new production hangar will augment the LCH production capacity to reach a peak production of 30 helicopters per year.”
The techno Commercial Proposal for 15 Limited Series Production (LSP) helicopters has already been submitted by HAL in March 2018 and the order is awaited. The total projected requirement is for around 160 helicopters.
HAL also apprised Defence Minister on the progress of new design and development program of indigenous Indian Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH). The full scale mock-up was showcased to the Minister.
The IMRH (for IAF, Navy and Army) is proposed as a replacement to the existing medium lift helicopters such as Mi17