Airbus’ two-tonne H125M (formerly the AS550 C3e Fennec) responds to military requirements for a cost-effective armed platform with a very small footprint and excellent manoeuvrability.

Best in class

As the most capable armed scout helicopter in its category, the single-engine H125M combines power, discretion and targeted firepower.

A versatile airborne platform

The H125M is tailored for ISTAR and attack missions. It relies on the qualities of power, simplicity, firing stability and stealth to carry out a diverse range of demanding missions.

The H125M 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). 

Able to fly discreetly in the battlefield with a small silhouette, the H125M has a reduced radar signature through the use of composite materials and infrared-reflective paint.

This helicopter benefits from the excellent handling characteristics and easy-to-fly qualities that are inherent in Airbus’ single-engine Ecureuil family – which holds the world altitude record (landing on Mount Everest at 8,848 metres), and is fully operational in high and hot environments.

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Built for performance

Fitted with Safran’s powerful Arriel 2D engine with a dual-channel full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system, the H125M is well-suited to perform combat flights.

In the cockpit, Airbus’ vehicle and engine multifunction display (VEMD®) provides accurate information on the aircraft’s condition and performance, dramatically reducing crew workload.

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H125M in focus

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Missions

The multi-mission capabilities of the H125M
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Technical description for the H125M

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