Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Light combat helicopter designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics moves forward.

India's light combat helicopter is one of those often ignored but great concepts that's being ignored but I believe hold great promise.

For some reason (probably because UAVs are doing the job in permissive environments) the observation light helicopter role has gone away in many forces.  The only people with active light attack programs (dedicated helicopters, not swing role platforms like the UH-1Y or British Wildcat) are the Japanese and the Indians.

It's a real pity.

I think there IS a role for these aircraft on the future battlefield.  Time will tell if I'm right or wrong.

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