July 24, 2012
Data Patterns has emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) cockpit display system for the Light Utility Helicopter, Aerospace Diary learns.
The approximate value of the procurement is Rs 160 crores.
Competitors, Samtel-BEL were disqualified on technical grounds, while HALBIT Avionics Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between HAL, Elbit Systems Limited,
and Merlinhawk Associates was about 30% more expensive, an official told
Aerospace Diary. Israel
The LUH is to have a glass cockpit with multifunction displays, a target acquisition and designation system with FLIR, Laser rangefinder and laser designator.
The helicopter in 3 Ton Weight class with Glass Cockpit with MFDs will be deployed for Reconnaissance and Surveillance role. It will be powered by a single engine. The helicopter will be capable of flying at 220 Kmph; service ceiling of 6.5 Km and a range of 350 Km with 500 kg payload.