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H145M

H145M

The battlefield support helicopter

The H145M is a medium-sized military multirole helicopter capable of performing a wide spectrum of missions with a common platform, from transport, SAR, and medevac to armed scout.

This high-performance, versatile, rugged and reliable helicopter can be equipped with a large range of equipment and provides outstanding mission flexibility to military operators.

Considered as the reference in its civil version for law enforcement organisations and military services, the H145 is in service in the US Army, which operate its UH-72A Lakota version.


Adaptable for demanding operations

The H145M is the answer to today’s most demanding operations for which high versatility, high performance and cost effectiveness are needed.

Aircraft

Superior performance for multirole missions

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

A key feature of the H145M is the wide range of available optional mission equipment packages that can be rapidly installed and removed, based on the requirements of the mission. Within minutes, the aircraft can be reconfigured from troop transport with seats to a search and rescue mission with rescue hoist and stretchers, or to armed scout with a set of weapons and ballistic protection.

The H145M’s power, range, endurance and payload capability provide a variety of deployment possibilities, especially when operating in sand and dust and in high and hot conditions at altitudes of 6,000 feet 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.

 

HForce for fire power and accuracy

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

Three different packages are available which increase the capability of the aircraft, from ballistic firing through helmet mounted display, to ballistic firing through electro-optical system (EOS) or guided weapons firing.
 

 

Rugged and high tech

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.

The H145M’s compact airframe provides a low profile, enhanced by the helicopter’s agility in flight 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.

The H145M is equipped with a modern digital glass cockpit (Airbus’ advanced Helionix® avionics suite), is night vision-goggle compatible, and has a 4-axis digital autopilot that drastically reduces pilot workload.

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

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

Cost effective

Optimised maintenance and high reliability are key factors for cost effectiveness in demanding operations. 

Missions

Light attack

Exposition statique H125M+ H145M + H225M avec l'armement.

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.

Transport and utility

For troop transport and utility missions, the H145M's unobstructed flat floor can accommodate two pilots and 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

Photos and videos

KADEX 2018 - H145M 1    
ILA Berlin 2018 - Airbus static display 2    
H145M Firing Campaign Sweden 2018 3    
H145M Firing Campaign Sweden 2018 2    
Singapore Airshow 2018 - Airbus Helicopters Press Conference - Day 03    
Singapore Airshow 2018 - Airbus Helicopters Press Conference - Day 03    
Singapore Airshow 2018 - Airbus Helicopters Press Conference - Day 03    
Helicopters EXPH 1745 73    
Helicopters EXPH 1745 48    
H145M successfully launched 70mm Laser Guided Rockets during its firing campaign in Sweden    
H145 EXPH 1745 03    
H145 EXPH 1745 11    
Equipped for duty    
H145M: The light battlefield support helicopter    
UH 72A Lakotas    
First HForce flight on H145M    
Helicopters EXPH 1733 01R    
Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force    
Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force    
Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force    
H145M successfully launched 70mm Laser Guided Rockets during its firing campaign in Sweden      
First firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M      
Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army      

H145M news

From rescues to damage assessment: how helicopters helped combat the California wildfires

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Asia Pacific’s HEMS, VIP and military markets present opportunities for the H145

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H145M successfully launched 70mm Laser Guided Rockets during its firing campaign in Sweden

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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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