The best light multi-mission helicopter

Military commanders require versatile helicopter assets that can perform both land and maritime operations in the harshest environments. The proven, cost-effective AW109M is a powerful light twin-engine military helicopter that provides high performance and exceptional versatility for the most demanding missions.

Missions & Features

Multi-mission land capability

The AW109M is a highly effective battlefield support helicopter, able to conduct a wide range of primary and secondary missions, including armed reconnaissance, escort and fire support, tactical troop transport, Command and Control (C2), medical evacuation, Search and Rescue (SAR), and commando insertion.

Optimised for maritime missions

Optimised for the harsh maritime environment, the AW109M gives maritime commanders outstanding mission flexibility and can perform roles including armed reconnaissance, maritime counter piracy, surface surveillance, SAR, medical evacuation, and utility support.

High performance, low workload

The AW109M combines high cruise speed and excellent hot and high performance with competitive acquisition and operating costs. The single/dual-pilot IFR cockpit is NVG-compatible and features advanced avionics and systems to provide excellent situational awareness and minimise crew workload. 

Mission flexibility

The large, unobstructed cabin allows easy configuration changes to meet operational requirements. The wide doors enable exceptional access as well as rappelling and fast-roping operations. The AW109M can also accommodate a wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, rescue hoist and cargo hook, as well as a range of internal and external weapon systems.

Technical data


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