AW149

THE BEST POLISH SOLUTION
The AW149 is an 8 ton class multirole military medium twin engine helicopter setting new standard in the market. The only new generation aircraft in its category set to stay in service for the next 30 to 40 years, the AW149 is designed to meet the challenges of 21st Century multi-mission demands of expeditionary warfare and Homeland Security offering exceptional tactical superiority. 

DESIGN FEATURES
The AW149 features a state-of-the-art five-bladed main rotor and a four-bladed tail rotor granting smooth riding together with high speed and low noise signature. Two powerful 2000 shp class GE CT7-2E1 turbines with FADEC ensure outstanding performance in hot&high as well as one engine inoperative conditions.
The large (11.2 m³), unobstructed and easy-accessible main cabin provides the capability to accommodate 18 equipped soldiers in a high density configuration and offers an impressive range of modular layouts with rapid reconfiguration on a mission by mission basis.
The impressive list of possible cabin/mission capabilities is complemented by an equally impressive list of design and avionics features. The AW149 is fitted with the latest all weather day-night operational capabilities, dedicated avionics and a NVG-compatible glass cockpit with 4 large multifunction displays, while icing protection will be available as an option. With a fully digital avionics system with open architecture and fully integrated mission equipment and a 4-axis auto-pilot, the AW149 is specifically designed for modern battlefield operations.

NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR OPTIMUM CAPABILITY
Advanced sensors, communication and data sharing systems provide high situational awareness for network-centric environments. Provision for Obstacle Warning System (OWS), Terrain Avoidance and Warning System (TAWS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) further enhances safety while reducing crew workload.

The AW149 features low signatures (acoustic, IR and radar) and detectability in all phases of flight, full airframe crashworthiness and damage/ballistic tolerance, crashworthy troops seats and armoured pilot seats, full system redundancy and fail safe design, a 50 minute run-dry capable transmission, low and easy maintenance. The fuselage provides the possibility to install an external stores support pylon which can carry a wide range of weapon systems such as rocket launchers, machineguns and missiles, self-defence equipments or auxiliary tanks. Structural provisions for the installation of external cargo hook, rescue hoist and all the other mission dependent equipments are provided. Easy ground handling and taxiing as well as operation from unprepared terrain is made possible by the heavy-duty nose-wheel high energy absorbing, semi-retractable landing gear for higher speed.

ROLE CAPABILITY
From combat support, transport of troop and material, medical evacuation, SAR and Combat SAR, command and control and many other airborne missions, the AW149 provides the flexibility requested to a modern battlefield support helicopter, and executes all required missions with unequalled cost-effectiveness.
 

Applications
» BATTLEFIELD SUPPORT

The large, unobstructed cabin and baggage compartment provides the capability to accommodate up to 16 troops or 12 fully equipped soldiers. With the external cargo hook, up to 2720 kg / 6000 lb of heavy equipment can be transported to the battlefield. Two large sliding cabin doors and 12.4 cu. m of internal cargo space offer exceptional transport capability.

» COMMAND AND CONTROL

The spacious cabin gives the command staff an unprecedented workspace for C3 dedicated equipment and for 2 workstations.

» MEDICAL EVACUATION

For Combat Search And Rescue missions a rescue hoist and other specific mission equipment and armaments can be provided. CSAR crew concept envisages 2 pilots plus 2/4 crew members.

» SEARCH AND RESCUE - CSAR

For Combat Search And Rescue missions a rescue hoist and other specific mission equipment and armaments can be provided. CSAR crew concept envisages 2 pilots plus 2/4 crew members.

Weights
MTOW 8 600 kg 18 960 lb
Powerplant
2x  General Electric CT7-2E1 turboshaft engines
Performance 
 AEO Take-off Power
2x1,477
kW
2x1980
shp
 2,5 min OEI 1,570 kW 2,105 shp
Maximum Cruise Speed
278 km/h 150 kts
Crew
Pilots/Passengers 2/18
Dimensions
Overal Length (turning rotors) 17,57 m 57,64 ft
Overal Height
5,14
m 16,86
ft
Main Rotor Diameter
14,6 m 47,90
ft
Volumes
Cabin                 
11,2 m3 395 ft3
Bagage Compartment            
2,4 m3 85 ft3

• Air conditioning system
• Anti / de-icing system
• Engine air particle separator
• Cargo hook kit 3,000 kg Emergency flotation system
• External electrical hoist kit 272 kg with utility hoist light
• Wire strike protection
• Closed circuit refueling system
• Main cabin bubble window
• Fast roping kit

 

• 4 Axis autopilot
• Cockpit voice & flight data recorder
• FLIR
• NVG compatible lighting
• Health and Usage Monitoring System
• Weather radar provision
• Emergency locator system
• Defensive aid sub-systems
• Personal locator system
• Fully integrated avionics system based on MIL-STD-1553B data bus with four 6” x 8” color active matrix liquid crystal displays   (AMLCD)

• Rocket launcher 7/12/19 tubes 70/81 mm
• Window mounted machine gun 7.62 mm
• Machine gun-pod 12.7/20 mm
• Machine gun-pod 12.7 mm with 3 tubes 70 mm rockets
• Provision for air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles
• Self sealing fuel tanks
• Ballistic protection