Prachand Attack Helicopters:
Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to place orders for 156 ‘Made-in-India’ Prachand attack helicopters from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
- Prachand attack helicopters is an indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH).
- It is developed by state-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
- The multi-role attack helicopter has been customized as per the requirements of the Indian armed forces to operate both in desert terrains and high-altitude sectors.
- It is the only attack helicopter in the world that can land and take off at an altitude of 5,000 metres (16,400 ft).