AW159

AW159

NAVAL FORCE MULTIPLIER

The AW159 is the latest generation multi-role, multi-mission maritime and utility helicopter, designed from concept to operate in the harshest maritime environments of high sea state and associated deck motion conditions.

 

Equipped with a comprehensive state-of-the-art, fully-integrated avionics and mission systems to provide excellent situational awareness to the crew. Advanced technologies facilitate rapid tactical assessment in the theatre of operations, day or night and a network-enabled capability to find, fix, strike and integrate into the digital battle space.

 

The AW159 can be equipped with a comprehensive suite of Anti-Submarine Warfare and Anti Surface Warfare weapon systems, providing excellent operational capability within a small footprint for small ship deployment.
 

Two Turboshaft engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) provide excellent ‘hot and high’ performance and engine out capability.

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 6.0 tonne

Power plant: 2 x LHTEC CTS800-4N with FADEC

Crew: 1 pilot and 1 co-pilot / TACCO

Technical Data

Weights

Max Gross Weight

6000

kg

13227

lb

Engine Ratings (2 x turbo shaft engines)

Take-off power (5 min)

2 x 1014

kW

2 x 1361

shp

Max continuous power

2 x 955

kW

2 x 1280

shp

OEI 2 minute rating

1 x 1108

kW

1 x 1484

shp

OEI continuous rating

1 x 1014

kW

1 x 1361

shp

Transmission Ratings

Max continuous power

1604

kW

2151

shp

Intercontingency OEI

938

kW

1258

shp

Max contingency OEI

1016

kW

1363

shp

Fuel Capacity

Standard internal fuel tanks*

997

l

263

USgal

Seating

Cockpit / cabin

2 / 6 crashworthy (9 non-crashworthy)

External Dimensions

Length overall

15.24

m

 50

ft

00

in

Length overall (MRH folded)

13.49

m

44

ft

03

in

Overall height

3.73

m

 12

ft

03

in

Rotor diameter

12.80

m

 42

ft

00

in

Performance (ISA, MGW)

VNE (SL)

277

kph

150

kt

Cruise speed (SL - MCP)

264

kph

143

kt

Rate of climb (SL - MCP)

10.1

m/s

1983

ft/min

Hovering IGE

2347

m

7700

ft

Hovering OGE

1487

m

4880

ft

Service Ceiling (density altitude)

4570

m

15000

ft

OEI max service ceiling

1866

m

6125

ft

Maximum range**

490

km

265

nm

Max endurance**

2 hours 40 min

 

Equipment

  • Aircrew and passenger crashworthy seating
  • Armoured crew seats and armoured floor
  • Rescue hoist
  • Waterproof floor installation
  • Cargo hook
  • Stretchers
  • Rappelling/ fast roping kit
  • Harpoon decklock
  • Wire strike protection system
  • IR engine exhaust suppression system
  • Four bag emergency flotation system

Avionics

  • HUMS
  • Electro Optical Device
  • Electronic Support Measures
  • 360 degree AESA surveillance radar
  • Integrated surface Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • Tactical Data Link
  • Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Active Dipping Sonar
  • Digital map
  • Defensive Aids Suite

Armament

  • Forward firing cannon
  • 7.62/12.7mm pintle mounted machine gun
  • Air-to-surface rockets
  • Air-to-surface missiles
  • Torpedoes
  • Depth charges

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Maritime

AW159 is the latest generation 6 tonne multi-role maritime helicopter, designed to operate from the smallest helicopter-capable ships, in the worlds harshest maritime environments of high sea state and associated deck motion conditions.
 
The platform is equipped with the latest communications, navigation systems, advanced sensors and a wide range of weapons, providing mission commanders with Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW), Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Search and Rescue (SAR) capabilities.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Purpose designed and built maritime helicopter optimised for harsh maritime, small ship, operations; day/night, all weather capability
  • Two powerful LHTEC CTS800-4N engines with FADEC, highly responsive main rotor system with negative pitch, excellent tail rotor authority, high decent rate undercarriage, harpoon deck-lock and proven deck handling system enable operations in severe weather and high sea states
  • Main rotor blade and tail fold minimise hangar space requirements
  • Low workload Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible glass cockpit, fully integrated avionics suite and mission systems provide excellent situational awareness, rapid tactical assessment and mission effectiveness
  • Network enabled capability to Find, Fix and Strike; data-link enables integration into the digital battle space
  • ASuW mission system includes maritime radar, Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Electro Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, Anti-Ship Missiles (ASM), rockets and guns
  • ASW mission system includes maritime radar, Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Active Dipping Sonar (ADS), sononbuoys and torpedoes
  • Extensive role equipment including troop seats, stretchers, cargo hook, rescue hoist, internal weapon mounts and external weapon carriers

Land

AW159 is the latest generation 6 tonne multi-role military helicopter, designed to operate in the worlds harshest environments.
 
The platform is equipped with the latest communications, navigation systems, advanced sensors and a wide range of weapons, providing battlefield commanders with highly effective  armed reconnaissance and close air support capability. 
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Purpose designed and built military helicopter, optimised for day/night, all weather operations
  • Low workload Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible glass cockpit, fully integrated avionics suite and mission systems provide excellent situational awareness, rapid tactical assessment and mission effectiveness
  • Network enabled capability to Find, Fix and Strike; data-link enables integration into the digital battle space
  • Extensive role equipment including Electro Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, troop seats, stretchers, cargo hook, rescue hoist, internal weapon mounts and external weapon carriers for missiles, rockets and guns
  • Two powerful LHTEC CTS800-4A turboshaft engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) provide excellent Hot & High Performance and engine out capability
  • Inherent high levels of survivability and crashworthiness, ballistic tolerant design, self sealing tanks and armour protection
  • Defensive Aids suite comprising Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Laser Warning System (LWS), Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS) and Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS)

 

 

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