Release date- 05092019 - Bengaluru: HAL designed and developed Light Utility Helicopter
(LUH) successfully demonstrated high altitude capability in hot and high weather conditions in the Himalayas.
Lorenzana said the Philippine Air Force has chosen the Sikorsky Black Hawk for its combat utility helicopter
acquisition project and the T129 ATAK of the Turkish Aerospace Industries for its attack helicopter project.
The government also considered the Italian Agusta Westland AW139 and the Korea Aerospace Industries' Surion utility helicopter
LIGHT UTILITY HELICOPTER
PROJECT: 200 light choppers were to be bought for the Army and the Air Force to replace their Cheetah and Chetak helicopters.
Recently, the Philippines announced the pending delivery by early next year of an initial batch of Golden Eagle 12 fighter/attack aircraft from South Korea while last year, it accepted the delivery of eight PZL-3 Sokol utility helicopters
Cody, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Joe RedCloud, a chief of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Lakota Nation, accepted the Army's first Lakota Light Utility Helicopter
, UH-72A, in a ceremony here today.
Caption: Chapter president Mit Merritt presents a $3,000 check to MAJ James Bamberg, APM Future Logistics, Utility Helicopter
. MAJ Bamberg serves as the 2004 Redstone Army Emergency Relief Campaign chairman.
Other options considered were the AgustaWestland AW139, the Korea Aerospace Industries' Surion utility helicopter
and Canadian-made Bell 412.
"'Yung combat utility helicopter
at yung pangalawa attack helicopters (The combar utility helicopter
then second the attack helicopters).
Both companies will now discuss to finalise formation of the JV, which will act as the prime contractor for military helicopter tenders, including the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Helicopter, the Naval Utility Helicopter
and the Naval Multirole Helicopter procurement programmes, the firms said in a statement.