The HIL programme, for which the Airbus Helicopters’ H160 was selected in 2017, was initially scheduled for launch in 2022 by the current military budget law. Launching the programme earlier will enable delivery of the first H160Ms to the French Armed Forces to be advanced to 2026.

H160M

Technical information

Based on Airbus’ H160 helicopter, the H160M military version creates added value for operators in terms of performance, economic competitiveness, safety, and comfort.

Technical Description

Performance

Range at VBR, 5000 ft., ISA+20°C with 20 min. reserve

848 km

Dimensions

D-value 15.67 m
Rotor diameter 13.4 m

Characteristics

Crew

2 pilots + 5 equipped commandos 

or

2 pilots + 2 stretchers + 5 soldiers

Armament* Cabin mounted

 7.62 mm Pintle machine gun

Pintle sniper rifle

Side mounted

ANL missile

12.7 mm axial machine gun

Maximum takeoff weight 6,050 kg

Performance

Range at VBR, 5000 ft., ISA+20°C with 20 min. reserve

458 NM

Dimensions

D-value  51.41 ft
Rotor diameter 43.96 ft

Characteristics

Crew

2 pilots + 5 equipped commandos

or

2 pilots + 2 stretchers + 5 soldiers

Armament* Cabin mounted

7.62 mm Pintle machine gun

Pintle sniper rifle

Side mounted

ANL missile

12.7 mm axial machine gun

Maximum takeoff weight 13,339 lbs

Photos and videos

H160M static display ambiance at Paris Air Show 2019 - Day 3    
H160M Airbus demonstrator cockpit at Paris Air Show 2019 - Day 3    
H160M Airbus demonstrator tail at Paris Airshow 2019 - Day 3    
H160M Airbus demonstrator front view at Paris Airshow 2019 - Day 3    
H160M Airbus demonstrator at Paris Air Show 2019 - Day 3    
Maquette H160M    
HIL H160M    
French Ministry of the Armed Forces brings development of future Joint Light Helicopter forward    
CDPH 6782 038 A4    
French Ministry of the Armed Forces brings development of future Joint Light Helicopter forward    
Euronaval 2018 – H160M HIL    
French Armed Forces - Customer Focus      
Interview of Vincent Chenot at Paris Air Show 2019 - Day 3      
H160M HIL 3D      
H160M HIL STOCKSHOTS      

Infographics

H160M Infographic    
H160M Infographic    

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