First naval combat H-225M helicopter delivered to Brazil
It is part of the contract signed by the government in 2008 for 50 units
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H-225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy. Stationed at the naval base in São Pedro d'Aldeia, the aircraft will boost the Brazilian Navy’s mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance.
Developed by the engineering team at Helibras (the Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters), this naval version of the aircraft is the most complex configuration that has ever been produced for this multirole helicopter. The aircraft’s embedded systems include the EWS IDAS-3 (countermeasure system), MBDA Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles, the APS143 tactical radar and the naval mission system N-TDMS (Naval Tactical Data Management System) developed in partnership with Atech and Airbus Defense and Space, which is responsible for making the command and control of all embedded systems, including the missile system.
The last stage of the firing campaign with the Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles was successfully carried out last June, representing a major milestone in the programme, which led the way to qualification and delivery.
The naval helicopter is part of the contract signed by the Brazilian government in 2008 and which includes 50 units to be operated by the three armed forces. So far, 39 ones have been delivered to the Brazilian Armed Forces, all of them assembled locally by Helibras.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency