HForce is composed of:
- Ballistic: machine gun, cannon, rocket
- Guided: laser-guided rockets, air-to-ground missile, air-to-air missile (with growth potential)
Full operating spectrum
Incremental and modular
HForce is offered with different options and armaments.
Option 0: Fixed parts and capabilities; structural parts and harnesses
Option 1: Ballistic armed scout (Pilot firing with HMSD)
Option 2: Ballistic light attack (Gunner firing with EOS or pilot firing with HMSD)
Option 3: Ballistic and guided light attack (Gunner firing with EOS or pilot firing ballistic with HMSD)
HForce’s flexible architecture permits aircraft to be retrofit with any available armament.
Crew resource management
HForce enables a significant reduction of workload thanks to experience gained from crew resource management on Tiger helicopters. With the HForce system in place, the gunner manages the helicopter’s weapons while the pilot flies, exactly like in an attack helicopter.
Making the most of Airbus Helicopters’ experience, HForce offers easy cooperation among the crew in service of target identification and acquisition, and a firing computation for drastic improvements in firing accuracy.
A competitive solution
Aircraft retrofitted with the basic “Fitted for but not with” capability (option 0) can become potential light attack helicopters, ready for weapons installation at any time.
With HForce, multi-purpose helicopters are armed with the entire operational spectrum, allowing militaries that cannot invest in specialised helicopters to complete light attack missions.
Defence agencies gain more flexibility in the management of their weapon stock because weapon pods allow arms to be interchanged from one aircraft to another.