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AW109M

The Best Light Multi-Role Helicopter

The AW109M is a powerful light twin-engine helicopter designed to provide high performance and extreme mission versatility for land and naval operations in the harshest environments.

The AW109M is a proven battlefield support with high cruise speed and excellent performance, along with competitive acquisition and direct operating costs. Low workload integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent situational awareness, minimising crew workload.

The large and unobstructed cabin permits easy and quick configuration changes to suit operational requirements.

The AW109M is the perfect platform for duties such as Armed Reconnaissance, Troop Transport, Fire Support, Command and Control, Search and Rescue (SAR), Medical Evacuation and Command Insertion.

Designed also for operations in harsh maritime environments, the helicopter provides maritime commanders with outstanding mission flexibility to perform a wide range of tasks, including Armed Reconnaissance, Maritime Counter Piracy, Surface Surveillance, Search and Rescue (SAR), Medical Evacuation and Utility Support.

The platform can be equipped with a wide range of role equipment, including internal and external weapon systems.

Main Features
  • Hot & High performance provided by Pratt & Whitney engines controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system
  • Single/dual-pilot IFR cockpit for low pilot’s workload
  • Flexible cabin layout is rapidly reconfigurable to mission requirements, with wide doors for exceptional accessibility and rappelling, fast roping and internal weapon mount
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, Electro-Optic/Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Internal Weapons include door gunner post 12.7 mm machine gun; two pintle-mounted 7.62 mm machine guns
  • External Weapons include 12.7 mm machine gun pod (250 or 400 rounds), combined 12.7 mm machine gun pod/3 tubes 70 mm rocket launcher, 70 mm rocket launchers available in 7 or 12 tubes

Technical data

Contacts

Leonardo
Via Giovanni Agusta, 520
21017 Cascina Costa di Samarate (VA) – Italy
T: +39 0331 229111
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