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The New Generation Medium Utility Helicopter

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  • The New Generation Medium Utility Helicopter

  • AW149

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    MULTI-ROLE VERSATILITY FOR WORLD-WIDE MISSIONS

    A superior military, multi-role capable platform designed to meet the challenges of 21st Century operations, the AW149 sets new standards for utility, speed, range and safety delivering exceptional tactical superiority and maximum battlefield effect.

    High performance engines and rotors enable the AW149 to outperform every other medium twin-engine helicopter in its class

    High volume unobstructed cabin enabling a variety of layouts for multi-role versatility

    State-of-the-art avionics and mission systems minimise pilot workload allowing the crew to concentrate on mission objectives

    Powerful CT7 engines deliver high performance for operations in hot and high environments.

    The AW149 is specifically designed as a military helicopter to achieve the multi-mission demands of expeditionary warfare and Homeland Security. This new generation utility helicopter meets both todays stringent military standards and the latest civil certification requirements. The helicopter delivers capability across a broad spectrum of tasks, including:

    Troop Transport

    CSAR

    Special Forces Operations

    CASEVAC / MEDEVAC

    Command and Control

    Re-supply / External load lift

    SAR / Humanitarian Assistance

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    SAFETY BUILT-IN

    Engineered to the highest safety and survivability standards, the AW149 is constructed incorporating the latest advances in aviation technology for greater dependability and safety whilst ensuring completion of the mission objectives. In particular, these advances include:

    Advanced integrated avionics improving both systems monitoring (HUMS) and operational capability

    Low detectability due to low radar cross section, IR and acoustic signatures in all phases of flight

    Damage tolerant, fail safe design

    Transmission with tested 30 minute run-dry capability

    Complete redundancy of all vital systems

    High survivability based on energy-absorbing landing gear and crashworthy crew seats, fuel tanks and airframe

    High main and tail-rotor ground clearance providing added safety for troops and crew during ingress and egress

    Provision for Obstacle Warning System (OWS), Terrain Avoidance and Warning System (TAWS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS).

    SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN CHALLENGING CONDITIONS

    The AW149 delivers best-in-class performance, including superior hover performance, a cruise speed in excess of 150kts, a maximum range greater than 650 nm (1,200 km) and endurance of up to 5 hours.

    With powerful CT7 engines, the AW149 assures superior performance and controllability in extreme hot-and-high environments or harsh conditions, allowing maximum payloads in all challenging operational theatres.

    The AW149s exceptional power margin provides even in OEI conditions the performance capability needed to achieve mission success, whatever the mission.

    NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR OPTIMUM CAPABILITY

    The ergonomic low-workload, high situational awareness Glass Cockpit philosophy is based upon four large Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays (8 x 10 inches) with integral input keys and a track ball on the inter-seat console for rapid selection of functions. Mission capabilities are further supported by a state-of-the-art integrated digital avionics system with powerful mission computers. The ARINC 429 and MIL-STD 1553B data bus, enable easy integration of mission equipment for maximum operational effectiveness. The dual channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) and 4-axis digital AFCS further contribute to reduced pilot workload and increased situational awareness.

    The AW149s ergonomic cockpit design, outstanding external visibility, excellent handling characteristics and low vibration levels together with innovative instrument solutions minimise pilot fatigue to allow the crew to concentrate on mission objectives.

    Advanced open avionics architecture, mission processing, tactical displays and data link ensure the AW149 is fully integrated into todays Network-Enabled operating environment.

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    EXCEPTIONAL CABIN VERSATILITY

    The AW149 has a large (11.2 m), easily-accessible, unobstructed main cabin. It has the capacity to carry heavily laden troops quickly to their drop-off point in support of high tempo operations with all the equipment for the task.

    The Customer can choose from modular fuel tank options to suit the mission type. The generous 2.4 m cargo area can also be made accessible from the main cabin. This enables ready storage for mission equipment such as stretchers and medical kit whilst keeping the troop cabin free of carry on equipment.

    The cabin layout can be quickly converted to suit changing tasks, such as CSAR, CASEVAC and troop transport. Options range from an 8-man section in full battle order with section support weapons plus two door gunners to 18 soldiers in ferry configuration. Alternatively, the ample space may be utilised for a wide variety of tailored mission and role equipment including NATO standard litters.

    The AW149 has large sliding doors on both sides making the AW149 an excellent platform for rapid boarding and egress. This design ensures fast recovery of stretchers on the ground or in flight using the hoist whilst allowing simultaneous cover fire from window-mounted weapons (7.62mm/ 12.7mm machine gun). Low floor height enables ease of loading and unloading cargo through cabin doors. Hard points enable fast roping and rappelling from both sides of the cabin.

    MULTI-ROLE CAPABILITY

    Rugged utility capability in support of special and conventional forces operations

    Easily adaptable for a range of roles from peace keeping to combat operations and for paramilitary-style operations in support of Homeland Security

    Multi-role capable with quick turnaround of mission-essential role equipment

    Flexible cabin layout to meet Customer requirements with easy access, stowage and fast egress and ingress on both sides of the aircraft

    Role-fit ballistic protection and armoured seats.

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    FERRY- 18 troops

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    TROOP TRANSPORT- 12 troops - 2 gunners

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    CASEVAC / CSAR - 2 medics - 4 ground protection- 2 gunners/crew- 2 stretchers

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    A TRUE UTILITY WORKHORSE

    Maximised for Day/Night and All Environment (DNAE) operation and from low level nap of the earth to flight in controlled air space (single pilot IFR capability)

    High useful internal and external load and high speed for increased mission effectiveness

    Power margin available to operate in difficult Out of Ground Effect conditions or One Engine Inoperative (OEI)

    High survivability design features including low noise signature, reduced infra-red signature and reduced radar cross-section

    Exceptional self-deployment range

    Optional De-icing/ Anti-icing enables flight into known icing conditions

    Deployable by strategic air and sea transportation with minimum disruption to operational tasking

    CUSTOMER TAILORED TRAINING & WORLDWIDE SUPPORT

    AgustaWestland places great emphasis on customer satisfaction. The AW149 benefits from an extensive customer support network. Training solutions are tailored to each customers specific requirements.

    MISSION EQUIPMENT

    The AW149 is a multi-role helicopter platform with an extensive range of role and mission equipment including:

    Fast rope and abseiling points

    Internal pintle-mounted gun provisions

    Secure voice and data comms

    Tactical mission console in cabin

    CASEVAC / MEDEVAC installation including medical equipment for en-route casualty care

    Cargo hook 6,000 lb (2,720 kg ) maximum load

    In addition, for maximised situational awareness and mission effectiveness:

    Nose-mounted radar

    Electro-optical Device (FLIR) with Low Light Level TV and eye-safe Laser Range Finder

    Datalinks

    Fully NVG compatible internal and external aircraft lighting

    Defensive Aids Suite including IR Suppression System and chaff and flare dispenser System

    Helmet Mounted Displays

    Provision for a range of customer furnished equipment

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    17.57 m

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    AW149 CHARACTERISTICS

    DIMENSIONSLength overall 17.57 m 57.64 ftOverall height 5.14 m 16.86 ftRotor diameter 14.6 m 47.90 ft

    PROPULSION2 x General Electric CT7-2E1 Turboshafts with FADEC

    ENGINE RATINGAEO Take off power 2 x 1,477 kW 2 x 1,980 shpOEI 2.5 min contingency power 1,570 kW 2,105 shp

    APU Rating 60 kW

    WEIGHT Max gross weight 8 tonne class

    PERFORMANCEMax cruise speed (*) 278 km/h 150 ktsHover OGE (ISA+20C/68F) (*) > 2,000 m > 6,561 ft

    INTERNAL VOLUMESCabin 11.2 m 395 ftRear cargo hold 2.4 m 85 ft

    (*) Mission weight with 12 troops in full combat order for 150 nm radius mission

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    17.57 m

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