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The most advanced multi-role helicopter

The versatility of the AW101 platform permits customers to configure the helicopter for a wide range of primary and secondary roles. Designed with sophisticated avionics and mission systems, coupled with long range and endurance, it provides operational persistence for all missions. This mission flexibility makes the AW101 the most advanced, versatile and capable multi-role helicopter available today.

Missions & Features

Mission Capability

With the capability and persistence to extend the limits of maritime operations, the AW101 provides full spectrum Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC) and Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) capability.

Outstanding technology

The AW101's design harnesses technologies at the forefront of industry that are fully integrated throughout the avionics and mission suite to deliver exceptional situational awareness, rapid tactical assessment and ultimate mission effectiveness.

Inherent safety and survivability

Focused on survivability, the AW101's design is driven by customer demands to operate autonomously in harsh weather and hostile locations. Extensive redundancy in structures, avionics and critical systems, combined with the three engine configuration and proven 30 minute run-dry transmission capability, ensures the highest standards of safety.

Exceptional cabin flexibility

The AW101 provides customers with greater mission flexibility, thanks to a comprehensive range of equipment that enables the platform to be configured for swing role operations. The large sliding door and rear ramp ensure rapid personnel ingress/egress and equipment loading/unloading.

Technical data

AW101 Customers will benefit from the Mid-Life Upgrade program that will increase the life of the in-service fleet with the conversion to the latest standard and systems (avionic, mission systems, radars and sensors), ensuring increased capacity and capability whilst improving the fleet’s reliability and availability.


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