Nigeria already has on order currently
1. 12 Mi35 Hinds
2. Turkish T129
3. AH1Z Viper attack helicopters from USA in worth 1 billion USD order
Now I am thinking, why would a force order a 4th type of attack helicopter?
1. LCH lacks Self Protection Suite making it unfit for any combat operations, even the low intensity ones.
2. LCH currently lacks an ATGM, the top notch weapon of any attack helicopter.
Now why would, a country import a 4th type of attack Helicopter with these deficiencies?
Just my thoughts.
Cant say abt why a 4th type . Or from where this defence journalist got info . But there is option of SAAB IDAS for LCH .News was Its SP version ll get those , so if export news is correct then that might be the scenario . Regarding ATGM in jan this year MOD had given AON to helina ATGM . There were news ATGM ll be integrated to LCH this year .