AW169M

AW169M

NEXT GENERATION MULTIROLE

The AW169M is the military variant of the AW169; the brand new 4.6 tonnes twin-engine helicopter, designed to meet the stringent FAR/JAR/EASA safety and mission requirements of military, homeland security and government users.


The platform features outstanding power, agility and manoeuvrability, which provides excellent handling characteristics in a wide range of operating conditions including ‘hot and high’. The unique transmission design provides power to hydraulic, electrical and air conditioning systems with rotors stopped (APU mode) optimising  response time and availability.

 

The cabin is the most spacious in its class and features a constant height cross section for rapid reconfiguration and ease of access.
Pilots benefit from a latest-generation, open-architecture avionics suite, including fully digital glass cockpit and unprecedented external visibility, providing superior tactical and situational awareness.

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 4.6 tonnes

Power plant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A (1,000 shp class each)

Crew/Passengers: 1 or 2 pilots with 10 or 8 troops

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Search and Rescue

AW169M is the military version of the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.6 tonnes twin-engine AW169 helicopter.

 
Designed to satisfy the operational requirements of the most demanding SAR missions, the AW169M features an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin can be equipped with a comprehensive range of mission equipment and sensor options.
 
Highest levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance and handling for SAR operations in confined areas
  • 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
  • Latest generation modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment  including military communications, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook, and crew served weapons
  • Unobstructed, spacious cabin with flat floor allows configuration changes to meet operational requirements; accommodation for 2 stretchers or mission console with 4 seats and 1 stretcher; easy access to the entire patient body from both sides of the cabin; full suite of advanced life support equipment
  • Large sliding doors (1.60 m / 5 ft 3 in wide) enable use of hoist, rappelling / fast roping and rapid entry / egress on ground
  • Ballistic tolerance, redundant systems, crashworthiness and self-sealing fuel tanks for survivability and safety

Law Enforcement and Security

AW169M is the military version of the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.6 tonnes twin-engine AW169 helicopter.
 
Designed to provide true multi-mission capabilities for observation, search and find, tracking / pursuit, border and coastal surveillance operations, the AW169M features an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin can be equipped with a comprehensive range of mission equipment and sensor options.
 
Highest levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance
  • 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
  • Mission equipment including military radios, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, defensive aids, mission console, video down-link, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook, internal weapons and modular ballistic protection for cockpit and cabin
  • Largest cabin in its class; up to 8 personnel or mission console with 4 seats and 1 stretcher; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling / fast roping
  • Ballistic tolerance, redundant systems, crashworthiness and self-sealing fuel tanks for survivability and safety

Maritime

AW169M is the military version of the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.6 tonnes twin-engine AW169 helicopter.
 

Designed to provide true multi-mission capabilities for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Search and Rescue (SAR), limited Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW) and amphibious support operations, the AW169M features an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin can be equipped with a comprehensive range of mission equipment, sensor and weapon options.

 
Highest levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Excellent handling and power margins for ship operations provided by advanced rotor system and two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines with FADEC
  • 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
  • Latest generation modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment and weapons 
  • Mission equipment including military communications, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, defensive aids, weapons, searchlight, 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
  • Retractable wheeled undercarriage for ease of handling on ship and ashore
  • Ballistic tolerance, redundant systems, crashworthiness and self-sealing fuel tanks for survivability and safety

Land

AW169M is the military version of the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.6 tonnes twin-engine AW169 helicopter.
 

Designed to provide true multi-mission capabilities for troop transport, utility support, armed reconnaissance and close air support operations, the AW169M features an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin can be equipped with a comprehensive range of mission equipment, sensor and weapon options.
 
Highest levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance
  • 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
  • Latest generation modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment and weapons 
  • Mission equipment including military communications, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, Defensive Aids, 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 safetyAW169M is the militarised version of the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.5 tonne-class twin-engine AW169 helicopter
  • Designed to provide true multi-mission capabilities for troop transport, utility support, armed reconnaissance and close air support operations, the AW169M features an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin can be equipped with a comprehensive range of mission equipment, sensor and weapon options
  • Highest levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions

Training

AW169M is the military version of the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.6 tonnes twin-engine AW169 helicopter.
 
Designed to satisfy the operational requirements of the most demanding training missions, the AW169M features an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin can be equipped with a comprehensive range of mission equipment and sensor options.
 
Highest levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance and handling
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems, and exceptional external visibility, provide excellent  situational awareness and maximise training effectiveness
  • Latest generation modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment and weapons 
  • Mission equipment including military communications, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, Defensive Aids, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Unobstructed, large spacious cabin (6.3 m3) enables rear crew training; including use of mission consoles and internal weapon mounts
  • Coordinated front crew and rear crew mission and operational training conducted using systems representative of operational and front line helicopters

 

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