AW109LUH

AW109LUH

PROVEN UTILITY, WORLDWIDE

The AW109LUH is the militarized variant of the proven AW109 platform; the best-selling military light-twin helicopter, able to satisfy a wide range of military requirements with true multirole capabilities.

 

The platform features a rugged design, with excellent ballistic tolerance, redundancy of systems, crashworthiness and self sealing tanks for maximum safety and survivability. It can be equipped with external/internal weapons systems and a range of mission equipment for maximum mission flexibility.
The cockpit is equipped with a state-of-the-art avionics suite, providing an ideal training environment for crews moving to larger, more sophisticated aircraft.


Compact external dimensions ensure agility in flight and allow for small ship deployment.
 

Leading Features

MTOW: 3,175 kg

Power plant: 2 Turbomeca Arrius 2K2  (714 shp each)

Crew/Passengers: 1 or 2 pilots with up to 6 troops

Technical Data

Weights

Max take off

3000/ 3175

kg

6614/ 7000

lb

Standard configuration empty weight

1980

kg

4345

lb

Engine Rating (2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2K2)

Take off power (5 min)

2 x 533

kW

2 x 714

shp

Maximum continuous power

2 x 454

kW

2 x 609

shp

O.E.I. max contingency power (2.5 min)

590

kW

791

shp

O.E.I. max continuous power

534

kW

714

shp

Transmission Rating

Maximum continuous power

671

kW

900

shp

O.E.I. max contingency power (2.5 min)

477

kW

640

shp

O.E.I. max continuous power

418

kW

560

shp

Fuel Capacity

3-cell fuel system

608

l

160

USgal

4-cell fuel system

716

l

190

USgal

5-cell fuel system

881

l

233

USgal

Crew

Pilots /  Passengers

1 - 2  /  7 - 6

External Dimensions

Length

13.04

m

42

ft

09

in

Main rotor diameter

10.83

m

35

ft

06

in

Performance (ISA, 3000 kg / 6614 lb)

VNE (SL)

311

km/h

168

kt

Cruise speed (SL)

283

km/h

153

kt

Rate of climb (SL)

8.5

m/sec

1680

ft/min

Hovering IGE

5334

m

17500

ft

Hovering OGE

3505

m

11500

ft

Service Ceiling

> 6096

m

> 20000

ft

OEI max service ceiling

3688

m

12100

ft

Max Range*

926

km

500

nm

Max endurance*

4 h 46 min

* with 233 USgal fuel - no reserve - @5000 ft

Equipment

  • Bleed air heater
  • Pilot / co-pilot armoured seats
  • Crashworthy fuel system
  • Self sealing fuel tanks
  • Reinforced windshields
  • Engine air particle separators
  • 1 or 2 longitudinal stretcher
  • Single or dual external cargo hook (1000 kg / 500 kg)
  • Rescue hoist (272 kg / 600 lbs)
  • Emergency floats
  • Rotor brake
  • Engine fire extinguishers
  • External loudspeakers
  • FLIR / LLTV
  • Laser warning
  • Missile approach warning system
  • Radar warning
  • Searchlight
  • Rear view mirror
  • Snow skis / slump protection pads
  • Windshield wipers
  • Wire strike protection system

Avionics

  • Flight Management System
  • Radio Management System
  • VHF-UHF / AM-FM radio
  • HF / SSB radio
  • ADF
  • DME
  • GPS
  • Doppler Velocity Sensor
  • AHRS
  • Stormscope
  • IFF Transponder
  • Radar altimeter
  • ELT system
  • VOR / ILS
  • Digital Map Generator
  • ICS

Armament

  • Rocket launcher 7/12/19 tubes 70 mm
  • Twin machine gun-pod 7.62 mm
  • Machine gun-pod 12.7 mm
  • Machine gun-pod 12.7 mm with 3 tubes 70 mm rockets
  • Antitank missiles (TOW, HOT or Hellfire)
  • Air-to-air missiles (Stinger or Mistral)

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Maritime

The AW109LUH light multi-purpose twin engine maritime helicopter provides military operators with outstanding mission flexibility to conduct Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Search and Rescue (SAR), limited Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW).

 

High performance, high speed and situational awareness maximise operational success. Operators benefit from high productivity, excellent flying qualities, high controllability and manoeuvrability, robustness and high inherent safety by design.

 


LEADING FEATURES

  • All environments performance provided by Turbomeca engines controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximise mission effectiveness
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Unobstructed, spacious cabin allows easy configuration changes to suit operational requirements; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling / fast roping
  • Internal and external weapon mounts
  • Ballistic tolerance, redundant systems, crashworthiness and self-sealing fuel tanks for survivability and safety
  • Retractable wheeled undercarriage for ease of handling on ship and ashore

Land

The AW109LUH light multi-purpose twin engine helicopter provides military operators with outstanding mission flexibility to perform utility support, armed reconnaissance and close air support missions.

 

High performance, high speed and situational awareness maximise operational success. Operators benefit from high productivity, excellent flying qualities, high controllability and manoeuvrability, robustness and high inherent safety by design.

 

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • All environments performance provided by Turbomeca engines controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximise mission effectiveness
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Unobstructed, spacious cabin allows easy configuration changes to suit operational requirements; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling / fast roping
  • Internal and external weapon mounts
  • Ballistic tolerance, redundant systems, crashworthiness and self-sealing fuel tanks for survivability and safety

Training

The AW109LUH light multi-purpose twin engine helicopter provides the perfect training platform for crews preparing to progress to larger, more sophisticated helicopters.

 

High performance, high speed and situational awareness maximise operational success. Operators benefit from high productivity, excellent flying qualities, high controllability and manoeuvrability, robustness and high inherent safety by design.

 

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Excellent performance, controllability and manoeuvrability, combined with inherent safety and robustness
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximise training effectiveness
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook enable advanced / operational training
  • Unobstructed, spacious reconfigurable cabin enables rear crew operational training concurrent with pilot training
  • Centrally-located observer seat in cabin provides a unique unrivalled view of the cockpit for additional student learning and training opportunities

 

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