India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has chosen L-3 Aviation’s L-3AP Tactical Airborne Navigation System (TACAN+) for its new Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program.
The TACAN+ transceiver is a small tactical airborne navigation system used for tracking up to four ground stations simultaneously within its range.
The system can be installed on rotary- and fixed-wing platforms for use in air-to-air and air-to-ground applications. HAL developed the new LUH to accommodate the reconnaissance and utility rotorcraft needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army.
The company has scheduled the first LUH prototype, the PT-1, to commence test flights later this year, and anticipates initial operational clearance in 2017. HAL expects to begin deliveries to the IAF and Indian Army by the end of 2017, with production taking place near Bengaluru. HAL expects to produce approximately 50 helicopters annually.
The Indian Air Force will flight test BrahMos supersonic cruise missile this year aboard the modified Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter. “The Nasik division of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has completed the modification of Su-30 MKI for carrying BrahMos missiles
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited announced Thursday that it has selected Honeywell Aerospace to provide the engine for its prototype HTT-40 military training aircraft. Honeywells TPE331-12B turboprop engine will enable Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to simulate a wide range of aircraft types with its new aircraft and demonstrate the platforms ability to deliver improved fuel efficiency, greater reliability and increased performance compared with previous training aircraft
Thales and DCI have joined forces to deliver high-level training in electronic warfare to military customers around the world. Thales and DCI have developed a catalogue of common training modules focusing on the various aspects of electronic warfare (EW) today
Turbomeca (Safran), and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have signed Today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Paris Air Show to establish a joint venture in India that will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul for Turbomeca and HAL engines installed on HAL-produced helicopters. Therefore the engine fleet which will be addressed is the TM333 and Shakti engines
Thales announced today that its I-Master radar has been successfully integrated on to Textron AirLands Scorpion Jet(tm) mission systems. The addition of radar compliments the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor suite
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) has achieved an important milestone of flying at 6000 meters altitude in Bangalore, recently. The flight was carried out under the envelope expansion tests and flying at 6 km altitude is a critical requirement towards the certification of LUH
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has achieved the hot and high-altitude trials of home-made Light Combat Helicopter (LCH). The seasonal trials - including cold weather trials carried out at Leh during February this year - have been completed as part of the certification process, HAL announced today
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