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.  

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Primary manufacturer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

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 Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.40 m (11.2 ft)

Overall Length: 11.50 m (37.7 ft)

Overall Width: 11.60 m (38.1 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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