The three-tonne category H135M can be equipped with a wide range of communications and navigation equipment, including tactical VHF/UHF radios and a satellite communications system, providing data transfer capabilities for exchanging reconnaissance, surveillance and target data with other forces or unmanned aerial vehicles.
The H135M is offered with a stand-alone weapon system (SAWS) that integrates a multipurpose mission computer; electro-optical system with infrared/TV camera and laser rangefinder; helmet-mounted sight display; and a ballistic targeting system, among other features. Providing upgraded high and hot performance, increased maximum takeoff weight, improved flight envelope and extended range, the H135M can also be armed with a range of weapons.
When fitted with an external hook or hoist, the H135M is a special operations workhorse, accommodating up to six persons and two pilots in the cabin.
In the four-tonne class, Airbus’ H145M opens a multitude of deployment possibilities with its power, range, endurance and payload capability. Employing an open-system architecture, the incremental weapon system can accommodate a wide choice of ballistic and guided weapon configurations.
The optimized ratio of the cabin volume to the ground footprint, along with its low sound levels and reduced infrared signature, make the H145M a discreet and efficient ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance) platform.
Further adding to its capabilities are Airbus’ state-of-the-art glass cockpit and Helionix® avionics suite – coupled with a highly capable 4-axis digital autopilot system – which ensure the H145M can perform demanding special missions with high efficiency and precision.