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More than 160 armed forces worldwide place their trust in Airbus products, making Airbus one of the world's largest suppliers of advanced military helicopters. Airbus not only meets today’s military requirements, covering the entire military operational spectrum, but is also paving the way for machines that meet tomorrow’s needs.


Mission ready

For armed scout, utility, attack, naval, maritime and special operations.

Our military helicopter portfolio

H125M

H135M

H145M

AS565 MBe

H215M

H225M

Tiger

NH90 (TTH and NFH)

Military Support Centres

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in Germany and France

Our missions

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HForce  

HForce

Airbus' platform-interchangeable onboard weapons system

Military helicopters media gallery

Ground Attack      
Ground Attack
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04 December 2017

Ground Attack

Armament qualified for H215M attack missions include pod-mounted 20 mm cannons, 68 mm rocket launchers and side-mounted rapid-fire machine guns.

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NH90-NGEN002_Sea_Lion      
NH90-NGEN002_Sea_Lion
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28 November 2017

NH90-NGEN002_Sea_Lion

The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion commissioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr) lifted off from the Donauwörth site for its maiden flight on 24 November 2017.

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H135M      
H135M
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23 November 2017

H135M

The H135M is the enhanced military version of Airbus’ three-tonne-class EC135 twin-engine rotorcraft

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H125M: Discreet on the battlefield      
H125M: Discreet on the battlefield
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23 November 2017

H125M: Discreet on the battlefield

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.

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AS565 MBe      
AS565 MBe
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23 November 2017

AS565 MBe

The AS565 MBe naval version of Airbus’ Panther family of helicopters is an all-weather, multi-role medium rotorcraft, designed for operation from ship decks, offshore locations and land-based sites.

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AS565      
AS565
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23 November 2017

AS565

The AS565 MBe is powered by two Safran Arriel 2N turboshaft engines for reliable performance in high and hot conditions. It features modern cockpit avionics that include an automatic flight control system (AFCS) and flight management system.

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The multi-role workhorse      
The multi-role workhorse
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23 November 2017

The multi-role workhorse

As a true multi-role platform, the H225M enables military forces to deploy wherever and whenever needed.

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H145 EXPH 1745 03      
H145 EXPH 1745 03
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09 November 2017

H145 EXPH 1745 03

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

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H145 EXPH 1745 11      
H145 EXPH 1745 11
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09 November 2017

H145 EXPH 1745 11

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

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NH90 Slider4      
NH90 Slider4
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25 October 2017

NH90 Slider4

Superior inside the cockpit      
Superior inside the cockpit
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25 October 2017

Superior inside the cockpit

With its tandem-seat glass cockpit layout, both the pilot in the forward position and the aft-seated gunner can manage the weapon systems and primary flight controls, switching roles if necessary.

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An all-in-one powerhouse      
An all-in-one powerhouse
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25 October 2017

An all-in-one powerhouse

Powered by two latest-generation engines, the H225M’s five-blade rotor provides an exceptionally low vibration level, and the modular design of rotor mechanical assemblies allows for easier maintenance.

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Troop transport and MEDEVAC      
Troop transport and MEDEVAC
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25 October 2017

Troop transport and MEDEVAC

The H215M can carry a crew of two plus up to 20 troops for transport missions.

Survivable      
Survivable
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25 October 2017

Survivable

The H215M has a rugged fuselage that includes high-energy absorption landing gear.

On call      
On call
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25 October 2017

On call

Airbus’ H215M is mission-ready – at home in hot temperatures and at high altitudes. The rotorcraft’s discretion, low vulnerability, survivability and ability to fly in icing conditions ensure maximum operability – even in the most challenging situations.

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A modern cockpit      
A modern cockpit
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25 October 2017

A modern cockpit

Outfitted with a full glass cockpit and modern avionics, the H215M's flight deck is compatible with night vision goggles. Features include Airbus’ dual-duplex digital 4-axis autopilot and associated automatic flight control system (AFCS), which provide flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision and stability.

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AS565 MBe      
AS565 MBe
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25 October 2017

AS565 MBe

Some 250 helicopters in the Panther/Dauphin family are operated by maritime customers in more than 20 countries, including the US Coast Guard’s fleet of around 100 MH-65s.

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AS565 MBe      
AS565 MBe
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25 October 2017

AS565 MBe

The helicopter’s use of a hydraulically-activated harpoon with deck-lock securing enables the AS565 MBe to land and take off from ship decks regardless of the wind direction.

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Equipped for duty      
Equipped for duty
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24 October 2017

Equipped for duty

The H145M is equipped with a modern digital glass cockpit, night vision goggle compatibility, and Airbus’ advanced Helionix® avionics suite with a 4-axis digital autopilot.

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H125M: Fully operational      
H125M: Fully operational
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24 October 2017

H125M: Fully operational

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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First firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M        
 
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09 November 2017

First firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M

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

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Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army        
 
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09 October 2017

Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter, fulfilling its contract requirements to date by delivering every aircraft on time, on budget and meeting the Army’s rigorous quality standards.

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H Generation MILITARY 2017 V01 1080p 10M        
 
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25 January 2017

H Generation MILITARY 2017 V01 1080p 10M

Presentation Military Range

French Air Force H225M Caracal: In-Flight Refuelling        
 
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26 April 2016

French Air Force H225M Caracal: In-Flight Refuelling

The H225M can be refueled in-flight - both by day and at night <br /> <br />Since 2006 with the arrival of the first H225M Caracal aircraft, the French Air Force set itself an ambitious objective - to master in-flight refueling with its new helicopters. Ten years later, the investment has paid off, and this in-flight refueling capability has been fully mastered by the EH 1/67 Pyrénées helicopter squadron based in Cazaux. With the support of the Italian and US Air Forces - which both provided tanker aircraft - the squadron has patiently assimilated the procedures and trained its crews. Two thirds of the squadron's pilots are now certified to perform in-flight refueling by day, with this certification even becoming standard within the unit. France is thus one the very few countries in the world to master the procedure. <br /> <br />This capability is now taken into account in operations. The French forces are fully aware of the added operational value a helicopter that can be refueled in flight provides in terms of extended range, stealth and speed of action. Several operational missions have already been performed in the Sahel using this capability, in particular with a non-stop 7-hour flight. <br /> <br />More on http://www.airbushelicopters.com/website/en/press/VIDEO:-The-H225M-can-be-refueled-in-flight-both-by-day-and-at-night_1954.html

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Swedish NH90 ASW Ceremony        
 
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18 December 2015

Swedish NH90 ASW Ceremony

NH90 Flight Demo        
 
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17 June 2015

NH90 Flight Demo

Paris Air Show 2015: Focus on French Army Tiger Pilots        
 
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17 June 2015

Paris Air Show 2015: Focus on French Army Tiger Pilots

Tiger pilot Lieutenant Romain discusses the French Army's deployment of Tiger helicopters in Central Africa in this video filmed at the French Army's static display at the 51st Paris Air Show.

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Final countdown to the 2015 Paris Air Show        
 
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14 June 2015

Final countdown to the 2015 Paris Air Show

The world's largest aeronautical event is about to take off. Airbus Helicopters' air show team previews some of the action to come on the rotorcraft side of this biannual event. <br /> <br />On the static display visit the H225M and the H135, plus full-scale mockups of our newest aircraft: the H145M and the H160, whose innovative Blue Edge blades are also on display at the CORAC (Civil Aviation Research Council) tent nearby. <br /> <br />Learn more about how blades in general are constructed at the Avion des Métiers exhibit, and then check out the X3 high-speed helicopter demonstrator next door at France's National Air and Space Museum. Finally stop by Clean Sky to see a mock-up of a High Compression Engine.

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Caracal &amp; Tiger in tandem        
 
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25 March 2015

Caracal & Tiger in tandem

EC725 Caracal and TIGER: Hostage rescue mission

Keycopter: Airbus Helicopters’ Online Customer Portal        
 
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10 October 2014

Keycopter: Airbus Helicopters’ Online Customer Portal

Keycopter is the Airbus Helicopters portal where customers can manage their fleet on the go, 24/7 according to their most specific needs and schedule.

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Infographics and documents

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06 December 2017

AS565 MBe Infographic

The Naval Utility helicopter

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10 October 2017

Infographic H225M

Designed for the most demanding missions

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18 April 2017

H135 military training infographic

Airbus Helicopters: the world's military training helicopter of choice

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18 April 2017

H125 Infographic

Make more value out of your H125.

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06 March 2017

H145 Infographic: One platform for a full range of missions

Superior power, advanced mission equipment, small footprint and large cabin size – the H145 is perfectly suited for a multitude of operations.

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24 February 2017

H145M Infographic

The new “turnkey solution” designed for the most demanding operations

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09 April 2016

Tiger HAD Infographic

Designed for both asymmetric warfare and conventional scenarios with a full range of armament for air-to-air-ground and air-to-air combat, the Tiger HAD has already proven its aerial superiority thanks to its agility and maneuverability. Six missions, easily deployable. Anytime, anywhere.

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First HAD Tiger retrofit delivered to the French Army Aviation      
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21 December 2017

First HAD Tiger retrofit delivered to the French Army Aviation

20-year helicopter civil market forecast – October 2017      
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19 December 2017

20-year helicopter civil market forecast – October 2017

Airbus Helicopters presents its civil & parapublic market forecast perspectives from 2017- 2036. Find more information about the predicted size of the fleet, with breakdowns by helicopter type, geographical location and mission.

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Photo-Release-Maiden-Flight_2nd_Prototype-Sea-Lion_DE      
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28 November 2017

Photo-Release-Maiden-Flight_2nd_Prototype-Sea-Lion_DE

Der zweite Prototyp des vom Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr beauftragten NH90 Sea Lion hob am 24. November 2017 im Werk Donauwörth zu seinem Erstflug ab.

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Naming Convention      
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21 November 2017

Naming Convention

Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.

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H145M HForce Firing Campaign      
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09 November 2017

H145M HForce Firing Campaign

Airbus delivers 400 Lakotas to U.S. Army      
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09 October 2017

Airbus delivers 400 Lakotas to U.S. Army

H145M completes first flight with HForce weapon systeme      
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08 September 2017

H145M completes first flight with HForce weapon systeme

Airbus Helicopters and IAR deepen strategic partnership on H215M with 15-year agreement      
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24 August 2017

Airbus Helicopters and IAR deepen strategic partnership on H215M with 15-year agreement

Agreement signed in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis

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TIGER Media Backgrounder      
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13 June 2017

TIGER Media Backgrounder

The Tiger was designed for both asymmetric warfare and symmetric scenarios with a full range of precision ammunition for air-to-ground and air-to-air combat.

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H225M      
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13 June 2017

H225M

The H225M is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and communication systems that reduce crew workload while enhancing mission capability and safety.

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AS565 MBe Brochure Presentation      
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12 June 2017

AS565 MBe Brochure Presentation

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms      
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23 May 2017

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

Las Fuerzas Armadas de Brazil reciben dos H225M      
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23 May 2017

Las Fuerzas Armadas de Brazil reciben dos H225M

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight       
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25 April 2017

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight      
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25 April 2017

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight

H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power      
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21 April 2017

H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power

Airbus Helicopters and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania       
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13 April 2017

Airbus Helicopters and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania

H135M Technical Data      
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11 April 2017

H135M Technical Data

2017

H215M Technical Data      
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05 April 2017

H215M Technical Data

2017

Airbus Helicopters 2016 annual results      
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26 January 2017

Airbus Helicopters 2016 annual results

Information on end of year bookings, deliveries, market share and turnover for 2016.

Military helicopter news

Stronger and leaner Airbus Helicopters displays solid commercial performance in 2017

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Airbus Helicopters and UK Ministry of Defence sign Follow-on Support Arrangement for RAF Puma Mk2

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First Tiger HAD retrofit delivered to the French Army Aviation

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Ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters in service in Mexico

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Airbus Helicopters completes AS565 MBe Panther deliveries to Mexican Navy

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Second NH90 Sea Lion prototype completes maiden flight

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