Plans announced in February to develop a new Light Observation Helicopter (LOH) variant of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) for reconnaissance and surveillance duties for the Indian Army. The new LOH is intended to replace the service's HAL-built Cheetah helicopter. A model was exhibited at Aero-India 2001, which differed externally from the ALH by the use of a fenestron tail rotor system and a more streamlined nose section. According to HAL officials, it will carry six passengers and have a maximum T-O weight of around 2.6 tonnes.

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