Green light for HAL copter- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
1.The indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) being developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has received the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC).
2.The LUH is a 3-ton class helicopter is meant for reconnaissance and surveillance roles.
3.The choppers will replace the aging Cheetah and Chetak helicopters along with the Russian Ka-226T helicopters.
4.The Defexpo 2020 has witnessed the signing of about 200 Memoranda of Understanding, technology transfer agreements and product launches.