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Attack

Attack

Benefitting from the company’s expertise in integrating weapons systems and tailoring its rotorcraft to operators’ requirements, Airbus’ helicopters are designed from the start as military systems for attack missions, with redundancy and durability for battlefield conditions.

Airbus’ product range is configurable for attack missions, ranging from the two-metric-ton category H125 to the heavy-duty Tiger. 



Aircraft

Light single-engine helicopters

The H125M's spacious interior, with no separation between the cockpit and the cabin, facilitates communications between crew members, and offers an excellent field of view – even from behind.

The most capable armed rotorcraft in the two-metric-tonne class is Airbus’ single-engine H125M. Equipped with Turbomeca’s Arriel 2D engine and a dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system, the H125M has a small visual silhouette, reduced radar signature and high agility in combat maneuvering.

It can be fitted with a podded 12.7-mm machine gun, a 20-mm cannon pod, 70-mm rockets and air-to-ground guided missiles. Side-mounted weaponry are a 7.62-mm machine gun and installed sniper rifle. Growth potential is available for guided rockets and air-to-air missiles.

Light twin-engine helicopters

In the three-tonne category, the twin-engine H135M (Turbomeca) and H135M (Pratt & Whitney Canada) are the enhanced military versions of Airbus’ H135, with improved high and hot performance, increased maximum takeoff weight, enlarged flight envelope and extended range.

Both utilize Airbus’ four-blade fiber-reinforced composite bearingless main rotor and signature Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor that enhance their flight characteristics and increase survivability against ground fire, while also reducing vibration and noise levels.

Heavy helicopters

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

The H225M has been deployed in combat service worldwide, including deployments in Afghanistan, Libya and Mali. An evolution of Airbus’ proven Cougar/Super Puma military rotorcraft, the H225M is the latest version of this 11-tonne class helicopter family.

Armament for the H225M includes two side-mounted 180-round 20-mm gun pods or two 19-tube 2.75 inch rocket launchers, and 7.62 mm machine guns in forward cabin windows. The Sirina planning system enables missions to be prepared quickly and precisely according to the helicopter’s performance capability.

Specialised helicopters

Airbus’ Tiger is a true multi-role attack rotorcraft whose mission applications include armed scout, anti-tank, and armed support duties. Designed for operations in the digital battlefield, the Tiger combines the attributes of low detectability with its flat and narrow silhouette; low radar profile and infrared signatures; low vulnerability through system redundancy; flight agility with its rigid rotor system; as well as high maneuverability, agility and survivability.

Qualified armament includes the Nexter 30M781 30-mm turret-mounted gun, interchangeable 68 mm and 70 mm unguided rockets (with growth potential for laser-guided rockets), as well as air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles.

The Tiger is combat proven during operational deployments in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Somalia, Libya and Mali.

Infographics

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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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10 October 2017

Infographic H225M

Designed for the most demanding missions

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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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Photos and videos

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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The Brazilian Armed Forces close out 2015 with three new H225M      
The Brazilian Armed Forces close out 2015 with three new H225M
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21 December 2015

The Brazilian Armed Forces close out 2015 with three new H225M

Airbus Helicopters’ customer center in Brazil, Helibras, has delivered three additional H225M to the Brazilian Armed Forces. Two are destined for the Brazilian Army and the third for the Brazilian Air Force, bringing to seven the total number of H225M delivered to Brazil in 2015.

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Helibras completes first stage of H225M integration tests with Exocet missiles      
Helibras completes first stage of H225M integration tests with Exocet missiles
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03 December 2015

Helibras completes first stage of H225M integration tests with Exocet missiles

Helibras completed the first stage of in-laboratory tests this week to integrate Exocet AM39 missiles with the Naval Mission System developed for the Brazilian Navy’s H225M.

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First H225M Caracal In-Flight Refueling During Combat by the French Armed Forces      
First H225M Caracal In-Flight Refueling During Combat by the French Armed Forces
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23 November 2015

First H225M Caracal In-Flight Refueling During Combat by the French Armed Forces

The French Armed Forces recently achieved an in-flight refueling of an H225M Caracal by a C130 Hercules over the Sahel desert this October. This is the first in-flight refueling of an H225M while in combat and promises to open new possibilities in terms of how the helicopter can be used in overseas conflict situations.

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TIGER HAD      
TIGER HAD
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01 October 2015

TIGER HAD

As demonstrated in operational deployments, the Tiger HAD is easy to maintain. It does not require heavy infrastructure for maintenance operations – including engine change – and the need for manpower is limited by design.

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Brazilian Armed Forces Exceed 10,000 flight hours with H225M Caracal      
Brazilian Armed Forces Exceed 10,000 flight hours with H225M Caracal
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01 October 2015

Brazilian Armed Forces Exceed 10,000 flight hours with H225M Caracal

The 16 H225M Caracal helicopters, operated by the Brazilian Navy, Army and Air Force, exceeded 10,000 flight hours.

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Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland      
Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland
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02 September 2015

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland      
Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland
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02 September 2015

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland      
Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland
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02 September 2015

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland      
Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland
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02 September 2015

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland      
Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland
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02 September 2015

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland      
Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland
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02 September 2015

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland      
Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland
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02 September 2015

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland      
Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland
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02 September 2015

Strong Airbus Helicopters Presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Airbus Helicopters to highlight military-range helicopters at MSPO      
Airbus Helicopters to highlight military-range helicopters at MSPO
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28 August 2015

Airbus Helicopters to highlight military-range helicopters at MSPO

TIGER      
TIGER
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22 August 2013

TIGER

TIGER UHT ASGARD (Afghanistan Stabilization German Army Rapid Deployment)

TIGER      
TIGER
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22 August 2013

TIGER

TIGER UHT ASGARD (Afghanistan Stabilization German Army Rapid Deployment)

Tiger HAD Retrofit Delivery To The French Army      
Tiger HAD Retrofit Delivery To The French Army
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15 October 2012

Tiger HAD Retrofit Delivery To The French Army

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation, after having previously completed its formal acceptance process with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA).

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TIGER      
TIGER
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15 October 2012

TIGER

TIGER HAD France

TIGER      
TIGER
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15 October 2012

TIGER

TIGER HAD France

APT Check service by Airbus Defence and Space        
 
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10 March 2016

APT Check service by Airbus Defence and Space

APT Check is a service providing the customer with a clear view of its level of security: has it been compromised? If yes, where are the areas of compromission? For more information : http://bit.ly/1R9u1e4

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Incident response service by Airbus Defence and Space        
 
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10 March 2016

Incident response service by Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space provides you with 24/7 global support (human expertise, tools, technology) through each stage of an incident response process: detection, containment, response, remediation, crisis monitoring and prevention to existing security equipment. For more information : http://bit.ly/223me6S

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Incident Response Service von Airbus Defence and Space        
 
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10 March 2016

Incident Response Service von Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space leistet 24/7 globalen Support (Fachexpertise, Tools und Technologie) in jeder Phase des Incident Response Prozesses: Erkennung, Eindämmung, Reaktion, Wiederherstellung. Mehr Informationen: http://bit.ly/223mxyr

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