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.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift configuration: Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: Tail rotor
Crew required: 2
Crew seating: Side-by-side
Landing gear: Skids
Overall Height: 3.40 m (11.2 ft)
Overall Length: 11.50 m (37.7 ft)
Overall Width: 11.60 m (38.1 ft)
Total number of engines: 1