Designed for use in the Indian Armed Forces, the helicopter features main rotor blade folding, armor plating, flare and chaff dispensers (FCD), a glass cockpit with Integrated Architecture and Display System (IADS) and night flying capability. The aircraft can be fitted with a hoist, cargo sling, emergency floatation systems, auto pilot and a fixed sight (with FLIR, CCD, LFR and Laser Designator).
The HAL Light Utility Helicopter has a maximum weight of 3,120 kg and payload of 400 kg. The aircraft seats 6 passengers in addition to the two pilots.
Design authority: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Primary manufacturer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Parent type: No type defined
Aircraft status: Operational
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Skids