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H145M

H145M

The light battlefield support helicopter

The H145M is an economical and versatile military helicopter covering the entire spectrum of military missions, from light utility to light attack. The H145M delivers the reliability and low operating costs of Airbus’ multi-role H145, which is a rotorcraft of reference for law enforcement organisations and military services – including the US Army, with its UH-72A Lakota version.


Adaptable for the most demanding operations

The large unobstructed cabin provides great modularity and its layout can be quickly converted to meet the most challenging mission requirements.

Aircraft

Equipped for duty

The H145M is equipped with a modern digital glass cockpit, night vision goggle compatibility, and Airbus’ advanced Helionix® avionics suite with a 4-axis digital autopilot.

Enhancements include an upgraded transmission system and incorporation of Airbus’ signature Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor for improved anti-torque control.

The H145M can be equipped with Airbus’ HForce weapons system – a comprehensive, modular and cost-efficient weapon system that can be used on any military version of Airbus’ civil helicopter range (H125M, H145M and H225M). 

 

Rugged

The H145M’s power, range, endurance and payload capability provide a multitude of deployment possibilities, especially when operating in sand and dust and in high & hot conditions at altitudes of 6,000 ft and temperatures of 95° F.

Mission readiness of the H145M is furthered by the rotorcraft’s two Safran Arriel 2E engines with dual-channel full-authority digital engine controls (FADEC) and an upgraded transmission.

In service as the US Army’s light utility helicopter, the UH-72A Lakota version has demonstrated an availability rate of greater than 90%.

Survivable

The H145M’s compact airframe provides a low profile, enhanced by the helicopter’s flight agility and designed-in system redundancy.

Contributing to its survivability are self-sealing fuel tanks, ballistic protection and infrared suppressor, along with crashworthiness designed into the fuselage and seats.

The electronic warfare system and chaff/flare dispensers bring an extra level of protection in high-threat environments.

Missions

Light attack

The H145M can be equipped with Airbus’ HForce weapons system – a comprehensive, modular and cost-efficient weapon system that can be used on any military version of Airbus’ civil helicopter range (H125M, H145M and H225M).

The flexible weapon management system enables armies around the world to complement their fleets with specialised versions of light attack helicopters. The qualification of HForce for use on the H145M is planned for 2018.             

Special operations

Special operations teams can quickly access the aircraft thanks to its spacious cabin, which has two large sliding side doors and double clamshell doors at the rear.

Troop safety is improved by the Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor, particularly for flight operations in confined landing sites and whenever the rotor is turning on ground.

Troop transport and utility

For troop transport and utility missions, the H145M's unobstructed flat floor can accommodate 10 troops, who can embark/disembark through both sides and the rear clamshell doors. They are afforded excellent exterior visibility through large side windows, along with windows integrated in the clamshell door.

Mission equipment packages include a fast rope system, cargo hooks and hoists.

The high-set main rotor and Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor provide unparalleled safety, access in confined landing zones, and loading/unloading of cargo, passengers and patients while the rotors are turning.

Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance

The optimised ratio of the cabin volume to the ground footprint – along with its low sound levels and the reduced infrared signature – makes the H145M a discreet and efficient platform, well suited to intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.

 

Maritime security

The added value of the 4-axis autopilot combined with a weather and search radar, emergency floats, a life raft and an emergency locator transmitter (ELT), allow the H145M to fulfill day and night maritime security missions.

These include exclusive economic zone surveillance and control; maritime counter-terrorism/piracy; ship replenishment; and search and rescue (SAR) and medical evacuation at sea, among others.

 

Infographics & Documents

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24 February 2017

H145M Infographic

The new “turnkey solution” designed for the most demanding operations

Naming Convention      
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21 November 2017

Naming Convention

Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.

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Brochure Military Range      
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29 February 2016

Brochure Military Range

H145M Brochure Presentation      
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01 July 2016

H145M Brochure Presentation

H145M Technical Data      
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04 January 2016

H145M Technical Data

2016

H145M MiniPoster      
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21 May 2015

H145M MiniPoster

Photos and videos

H145 EXPH 1745 03      
H145 EXPH 1745 03
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09 November 2017

H145 EXPH 1745 03

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary.

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H145 EXPH 1745 11      
H145 EXPH 1745 11
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09 November 2017

H145 EXPH 1745 11

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary.

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Equipped for duty      
Equipped for duty
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24 October 2017

Equipped for duty

The H145M is equipped with a modern digital glass cockpit, night vision goggle compatibility, and Airbus’ advanced Helionix® avionics suite with a 4-axis digital autopilot.

Read more
UH 72A Lakotas      
UH 72A Lakotas
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09 October 2017

UH 72A Lakotas

The high-set main rotor and Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor provide unparalleled safety, access in confined landing zones, and loading/unloading of cargo, passengers and patients while the rotors are turning.

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First HForce flight on H145M      
First HForce flight on H145M
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31 August 2017

First HForce flight on H145M

At the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth. Thanks to this modular weapon system designed by Airbus, the H145M can be equipped with all kind of guided and ballistic armaments such as missiles and laser guided rockets, guns, machine guns and rockets. The qualification of HForce for use on the H145M is planned for 2018.

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Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force      
Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force
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26 June 2017

Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen receives 15th H145M LUH SOF for German Special Ops Forces

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Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force      
Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force
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26 June 2017

Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen receives 15th H145M LUH SOF for German Special Ops Forces

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Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force      
Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force
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26 June 2017

Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen receives 15th H145M LUH SOF for German Special Ops Forces

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H145M Bundeswehr 002      
H145M Bundeswehr 002
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26 June 2017

H145M Bundeswehr 002

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 15th and final H145M multi-role helicopter to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).

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H145M Static Display - 22 June PAS 2017      
H145M Static Display - 22 June PAS 2017
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22 June 2017

H145M Static Display - 22 June PAS 2017

Benefitting from a compact airframe, which provides a low profile in high-threat environments, the H145M stands out at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

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Static Display - 21 June PAS 2017      
Static Display - 21 June PAS 2017
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21 June 2017

Static Display - 21 June PAS 2017

Airbus H145M helicopter (front) on static display at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

Republic of Serbia Orders Nine H145M      
Republic of Serbia Orders Nine H145M
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28 December 2016

Republic of Serbia Orders Nine H145M

The Republic of Serbia will acquire nine H145M helicopters from Airbus. The contract for procurement, associated services and related industrial cooperation was signed in Belgrade between Airbus, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia on 28 December 2016.

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U.S. Army Lakota program manager reflects on successful collaboration      
U.S. Army Lakota program manager reflects on successful collaboration
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06 October 2016

U.S. Army Lakota program manager reflects on successful collaboration

H145M Bundesweswehr      
H145M Bundesweswehr
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12 July 2016

H145M Bundesweswehr

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 15th and final H145M multi-role helicopter to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).

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H145M      
H145M
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16 May 2016

H145M

The H145M is equipped with a modern digital glass cockpit, night vision goggle compatibility, and Airbus’ advanced Helionix® avionics suite with a 4-axis digital autopilot.

Read more
H145M      
H145M
 / 

16 May 2016

H145M

The H145M’s power, range, endurance and payload capability provide a multitude of deployment possibilities, especially when operating in sand and dust and in high & hot conditions at altitudes of 6,000 ft and temperatures of 95° F.

Read more
H145M      
H145M
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16 May 2016

H145M

Special operations teams can quickly access the aircraft thanks to its spacious cabin, which has two large sliding side doors and double clamshell doors at the rear.

Read more
H145M      
H145M
 / 

16 May 2016

H145M

The optimised ratio of the cabin volume to the ground footprint – along with its low sound levels and the reduced infrared signature – makes the H145M a discreet and efficient platform, well suited to intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.

Read more
H145M      
H145M
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16 May 2016

H145M

Troop safety is improved by the Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor, particularly for flight operations in confined landing sites and whenever the rotor is turning on ground.

Read more
H145M      
H145M
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16 May 2016

H145M

For troop transport and utility missions, the H145M's unobstructed flat floor can accommodate 10 troops, who can embark/disembark through both sides and the rear clamshell doors. They are afforded excellent exterior visibility through large side windows, along with windows integrated in the clamshell door.

Read more
First firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M        
 
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09 November 2017

First firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary.

Read more
Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army        
 
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09 October 2017

Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter, fulfilling its contract requirements to date by delivering every aircraft on time, on budget and meeting the Army’s rigorous quality standards.

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H145M news

Airbus Helicopters completes first firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M

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Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army

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H145M completes first flight with HForce weapon system

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Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force

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Republic of Serbia Orders Nine H145M

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U.S. Army Lakota program manager reflects on successful collaboration

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