India’s military will provide 159 military helicopter made light (Figure)
India, ALH-made advanced helicopter
Indian “Indian Defense Online” website December 1, 2009 reported that starting this year until 2016, the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Indian Army and Air Force will provide a total value of $ 1.25 billion The 159 Advanced Light Helicopter (Advanced Light Helicopters, ALH).
for defense Pallam Raju, Minister of State to the Indian Parliament has circulars, HAL has so far to the Indian Air Force and Army were delivered 22 and 40 ALH. According to the 2007 related to contracts signed in December, HAL will be again between 2009 and 2016 the Indian Army and Air Force 159 ALH.
ALH is HAL needs to be developed by the Indian armed forces, a 5.5-ton helicopter. In addition to ALH, India made light combat helicopter (Light combat Helicopter, LCH) and the Light Utility Helicopter (Light Utility Helicopter, LUH) is also being developed. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Chen Li)