"This was followed by a landing at one of the most treacherous helipads in the region.
The LCH successfully demonstrated its quick deployment prowess to forward locations in extreme temperatures," it said.
LCH is a potent weapon platform because of its state-of-the-art systems and highly accurate weapons that are capable of hitting any type of target by day or night, according to HAL.
The other features of LCH include its ability to operate in the complete Area of Responsibility (AOR) and altitudes.
It has capability to carry adequate weapon load at high altitudes under varied conditions.
All these characteristics make it most suitable for hot and high altitude operations, the statement added.
The IAF and the Indian Army together need around 160 LCHs, HAL said.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had approved the proposal for initial batch of 15 LCHs, the statement said.
The IAF issued Request for Proposal (RFP) for 15 Limited Series Production (LSP) helicopter (10 for IAF and 5 for Army) and HAL had submitted its response, it said, adding, technical evaluation and the price negotiations have been concluded and the order is expected shortly.
"However, as a proactive measure, HAL has launched production of LSPs in anticipation of orders at its Bengaluru facility," the statement said.
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