HAL receives RFP from MoD for 156 Light Combat Helicopters

Estimated value of 156 LCH is Rs 45,000-50,000 crore.
Light Combat Helicopters (File)
Light Combat Helicopters (File)

Bengaluru: The Defence Ministry has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for 156 Light Combat Helicopters (LCH).

HAL has notified that a RFP has been issued to the company by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for procurement of 156 LCH Prachand or Light Combat Helicopters (90 for the Indian Army and 66 for the Indian Air Force).

Estimated value of 156 LCH is Rs 45,000-50,000 crore. The contract will be placed with HAL after the negotiation process. The company has already delivered the initial 15 LCH contract received in FY22. The company’s order backlog (Rs 94000 crore at 3.1x FY24 revenue) and order pipeline remains robust. Including this contract, management has been guiding for order inflows worth Rs 1.6-1.7 trillion in the next 2-3 years where the government has already provided approvals.

HAL is engaged in carrying out design, development, manufacture, repair, and overhaul of aircraft, helicopter, engines and related systems like avionics, instruments and accessories primarily serving Indian defence programme.

It also manufactures structural parts of various satellite launch vehicles of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

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