In 1990s, HAL has developed a light attack helicopter “LANCER”.  The Lancer Helicopter is a light attack helicopter developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as a cost-effective airmobile area weapon system.

The basic structure of the lancer is derived from reliable and proven Cheetah helicopter. The helicopter has bullet proof front panels and crew seat.
Salient Features
  • Optimized for anti-insurgency operations, close air support, suppression of enemy fire, attack on vehicular convoys, destruction of enemy machine gun positions and anti-armour applications.
  • Carries two jettisonable combination gun-cum-rocket pods, one each on right and left side on suspension points located on the armament pylon,
  • A gun sight is provided for accurate aiming and firing by the pilot.
  • Each pod carries one 12.7 mm gun and three 70 mm rockets.
Technical Parameters
Length12.92 m
Width3.89 m
Height3.09 m
MTOW1950 kg
Cruise Speed176 Km/h
Range290 km
Endurance2.50 hr