Unmanned Aerial Systems
Leonardo Helicopter Division is heavily investing in the development of Rotary Wing Unmanned Air Vehicles (RUAV) and Optionally Piloted Helicopters (OPH), which provide a great level of operational flexibility in terms of flight operations and operational capabilities.
The list of RUAV/OPH initiatives within AgustaWestland product’s strategy, leveraging its solid and well-established know-how and experience, spans so far from a light 150 kg RUAV to the 1,800 kg Solo model:
- Medium Size OPH (Optionally Piloted Helicopter SW-4 ‘Solo’)
- Light RUAV of 150 kg / 180 kg named HERO
The SW-4 ‘Solo’ RUAV is based on the proven SW-4 light single engine helicopter. It is designed for both piloted and unmanned operations, for maximum operational flexibility.
The AWHERO is a state-of-the-art Short Range Tactical Rotary Unmanned Air Vehicle (RUAV), that incorporates the Leonardo Helicopter Division experience in the helicopter design and productions.
The System is equipped with a interoperable Ground Control Station (GCS) with an advanced Human Machine Interface. SW-4 ’Solo’/AWHERO common GCS provides an interface which can be used to control and monitor a single or multiple RUAV missions at the same time, from takeoff to landing. It also provides effective control of RUAV payloads and allows sensor data transmitted from the RUAV to be monitored.
Military Applications are:
Maritime Applications are: