AW169M

Next-generation versatility

Today’s ultra-demanding military missions require a helicopter capable of performing in the most extreme environments. The AW169M – the military version of the AW169 – is the new light intermediate twin-engine helicopter with the class-leading performance and multi-role capability to operate both day and night in austere, urban and challenging ‘hot and high’ conditions.

Missions & Features

Mission versatility

The AW169M meets the requirements of military, homeland security and government users. It can successfully perform a wide variety of roles including troop transport, logistics support, surveillance and reconnaissance, Special Forces operations, command and control, medical and casualty evacuation, Search and Rescue (SAR) and personnel recovery.

Advanced avionics and systems

Advanced avionics and systems enhance the AW169M’s multi-role capabilities. The single/dual-pilot VFR/IFR NVG-compatible integrated glass cockpit reduces pilot workload and maximises external visibility, allowing the crew to concentrate on the mission. Powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance.

Spacious and flexible cabin

The unobstructed cabin can carry up to 10 troops and can be converted to accommodate two stretchers. There is optional ballistic protection for cockpit and cabin, while self-sealing tanks and a defensive aids suite ensure high levels of survivability and crashworthiness. Large sliding doors enable rapid entry and egress, as well as hoisting and rappelling/fast roping missions.

Customised for the mission

The AW169M can be customised with a wide range of equipment, sensor and weapon systems to provide outstanding mission flexibility to military operators. Options include military communications, radar, Electro-Optic/Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook, and crew-served weapons.

Main Features
  • Low workload single/dual-pilot VFR/IFR NVG-compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent situational awareness and maximises mission effectiveness
  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance
  • The spacious cabin with flat floor can carry up to 10 troops quickly to their drop-off point or can be converted to recovery up to 2 stretchers in flight
  • Large sliding doors (1.60 m/5 ft 3 in) enable rapid entry/egress, use of hoist and rappelling/fast roping equipment
  • Latest generation modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment including military communications, radar, Electro-Optic/Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook and crew served weapons
  • Internal Weapons include 12.7 mm machine gun or two pintle-mounted 7.62 mm machine guns
  • External Weapons include 7.62mm/12.7 mm machine guns and/or guided and unguided rockets and/or air to ground missiles

Technical data

Contacts

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