With HForce, an accurate weapon system providing reliable and affordable military capabilities is now available for military helicopters from our commercial range.
- Ballistic: machine gun, cannon, rocket
- Guided: laser-guided rockets, air-to-ground missile, air-to-air missile
Full operating spectrum
Incremental and modular
An easy-installation weapon system (including dedicated computer) for any military version of any commercial Airbus Helicopters platform which fits requirements.
Option 0: Fixed parts & capabilities; structural parts and harnesses (A kits). Limits the retrofit to installation of removable parts (B kits).
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 + guided light attack (Gunner firing with EOS or pilot firing ballistic with HMSD)
HForce’s flexible architecture permits retrofits of any available armament integration.
Crew resource management
HForce enables a drastic reduction of workload thanks to experience gained from crew resource management on Tiger helicopters. With the HForce system in place, crew manage the helicopter’s weapons while the pilot flies, exactly like in an attack helicopter.
Making the most of Airbus Helicopters’ experience in firing or operating any kind of weapon safely from any military version of our commercial range, a series of options is available for both pilot and gunner firing, with EOS and HMSD.
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.
HForce arms multipurpose helicopters with the entire operational spectrum, allowing militaries that cannot invest in specialized 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.
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