Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Leonardo presents AW101 Royal Navy ultimate multi-mission maritime helicopter at IDEF 2017

Leonardo Helicopters presented the AW101 Royal Navy ultimate multi-mission maritime helicopter at the 13th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF 2017).

The AW101 combines the most advanced technologies, mission equipment, security features, outstanding comfort and manufacturing expertise to deliver a superior helicopter system.

With its latest-generation integrated avionics, navigation, communications, safety and security systems, the AW101 offers a unique solution to the most extreme operational requirements of the 21st Century.


AW101 provides the highest levels of safety, reliability and availability. Operating world-wide,  day and night, in all weathers and extremes of temperature, AW101 equipped with advanced communications, navigation, search and rescue mission equipment and systems, sets the standard by which other SAR helicopters are judged.

Also, the 15 tonne class AW101 provides operators with complete multi-role maritime capabilities, including: Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW), Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW), Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC), Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM), VERTREP,  Amphibious Support and Search and Rescue (SAR).

Designed from concept to operate in the harshest maritime environments, including high sea state with associated deck motion conditions and equipped with the most advanced technologies and maritime mission systems and exceptional One Engine Inoperative (OEI) performance, the AW101 extends operational theatre horizons to provide force projection for Maritime Commanders.

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Dylan Malyasov
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