NAVAL FORCE MULTIPLIER

AW159

The AW159 is the latest generation multi-role, multi-mission maritime and utility helicopter, designed from concept to operate in the harshest maritime environments of high sea state and associated deck motion conditions.

Equipped with a comprehensive state-of-the-art, fully-integrated avionics and mission systems to provide excellent situational awareness to the crew. Advanced technologies facilitate rapid tactical assessment in the theatre of operations, day or night and a network-enabled capability to find, fix, strike and integrate into the digital battle space.

 

The AW159 can be equipped with a comprehensive suite of Anti-Submarine Warfare and Anti Surface Warfare weapon systems, providing excellent operational capability within a small footprint for small ship deployment.
 

Two Turboshaft engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) provide excellent ‘hot and high’ performance and engine out capability.

Leading Features

MTOW: 6.0 tonne 

Power plant: 2 x LHTEC CTS800-4A with FADEC

Crew: 1 pilot and 1 co-pilot / TACCO

Technical Data

Weights

Max Gross Weight

6000

kg

13227

lb

Engine Ratings (2 x turbo shaft engines)

Take-off power (5 min)

2 x 1014

kW

2 x 1361

shp

Max continuous power

2 x 955

kW

2 x 1280

shp

OEI 2 minute rating

1 x 1108

kW

1 x 1484

shp

OEI continuous rating

1 x 1014

kW

1 x 1361

shp

Transmission Ratings

Max continuous power

1604

kW

2151

shp

Intercontingency OEI

938

kW

1258

shp

Max contingency OEI

1016

kW

1363

shp

Fuel Capacity

Standard internal fuel tanks*

997

l

263

USgal

Seating

Cockpit / cabin

2 / 6 crashworthy (9 non-crashworthy)

External Dimensions

Length overall

15.24

m

 50

ft

00

in

Length overall (MRH folded)

13.49

m

44

ft

03

in

Overall height

3.73

m

 12

ft

03

in

Rotor diameter

12.80

m

 42

ft

00

in

Performance (ISA, MGW)

VNE (SL)

277

kph

150

kt

Cruise speed (SL - MCP)

264

kph

143

kt

Rate of climb (SL - MCP)

10.1

m/s

1983

ft/min

Hovering IGE

2347

m

7700

ft

Hovering OGE

1487

m

4880

ft

Service Ceiling (density altitude)

4570

m

15000

ft

OEI max service ceiling

1866

m

6125

ft

Maximum range**

555

km

300

nm

Max endurance**

3 hours

 

Equipment

  • Aircrew and passenger crashworthy seating
  • Armoured crew seats and armoured floor
  • Rescue hoist
  • Waterproof floor installation
  • Cargo hook
  • Stretchers
  • Rappelling/ fast roping kit
  • Harpoon decklock
  • Wire strike protection system
  • IR engine exhaust suppression system
  • Four bag emergency flotation system 

Avionics

  • HUMS
  • Electro Optical Device
  • Electronic Support Measures
  • 360 degree AESA surveillance radar
  • Integrated surface Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • Tactical Data Link
  • Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Active Dipping Sonar
  • Digital map
  • Defensive Aids Suite 

Armament

  • Forward firing cannon
  • 7.62/12.7mm pintle mounted machine gun
  • Air-to-surface rockets
  • Air-to-surface missiles
  • Torpedoes
  • Depth charges 

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