• Rheinmetall and Thales to Guide Hydra Rockets
    Rheinmetall and Thales to Guide Hydra Rockets 10 January 2020
    Rheinmetall and Thales have signed an agreement to support together with the future developments, qualification and production of the 70mm (2.75”) guided and unguided rockets solutions for helicopters as well as potentially other new platforms in Germany. Two international groups will propose complementary capabilities for the Tiger MK3 program. The Thales 70mm (2.75”) rocket systems are currently operated on UHT Tiger and under certification on Airbus Helicopters H145M....
  • Serbian MoD Receives First H145M Helicopter
    Serbian MoD Receives First H145M Helicopter 28 June 2019
    The Serbian Ministry of Defence received its first H145M helicopter on the first day of the Partner 2019 defence exhibition, being held in Belgrade on 25-28 June. The helicopter is configured for search and rescue and bears the insignia of the Republic of Serbia Air Force and Air Defence. It is equipped with the FLIR Star Safire 380-HDc imaging system, TrakkaBeam A800 multi-filter searchlight, Goodrich 44301 272 kg rescue hoist, ballistic protection, and electronic countermeasures. The helico...
  • Airbus Attends Australia’s Military Helicopter Tender With H145M
    Airbus Attends Australia’s Military Helicopter Tender With H145M 19 March 2019
    Airbus confirmed that the company wants to bid Australia’s helicopter tender with military version on H145; H145M. Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson made clear that Airbus had recently responded to the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) request for information for a four-tonne class, rapidly deployable, multi-role helicopter for Australian Special Forces. Director Mathewson said “The Airbus H145M helicopter is the military version of the H145. I...
  • New User to H145M
    New User to H145M 30 June 2018
    Hungarian Ministry of Defence ordered 20 H145Ms under the military modernization program of the country. Ordered helicopters will also have the HForce weapon management system developed by Airbus. Airbus will also provide extensive training and support package with the helicopters under the agreement. Having a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tonnes, the H145M is capable of many missions, including armed reconnaissance missions. Helicopters procured by Hungary will have a hi...
  • Laser-guided Rocket Trial by H145M
    Laser-guided Rocket Trial by H145M 6 February 2018
    Airbus Helicopters has for the first time conducted a rocket firing from an H145M fitted with the company’s new HForce generic weapon system (GWS).  In a recent press release, the company announced the trials had taken place in Sweden in early December 2017. The trial demonstrated the ability of its HForce-equipped H145M helicopter to launch the Thales FZ275 laser-guided rocket. Final qualification of the ballistic HForce system on the H145M is schedul...
  • H145M Armed
    H145M Armed 1 February 2018
    Airbus Helicopters announced the successful launch of a 70 millimeter laser-guided rocket from the H145M helicopter. Integration was based on possible needs of the military services that are considering arming the rotary wing aircraft. The equipment, called the HForce Gun Package, was tested in Alvaden Test Area located in Sweden. Thales FZ275 LGR laser-guided rocket and L3 Wescam  MX-15D electro-optic were preferred as hardware. Rockets offer a high-precision solution to minim...
  • H145M with HForce Makes Maiden Flight
    H145M with HForce Makes Maiden Flight 11 September 2017
    Airbus Defence and Space announced on 8 September that at the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth.  Airbus H145M can be equipped with all kind of guided and ballistic armaments such as missiles and laser guided rockets, guns, machine guns and rockets. The qualification of HForce for use on the H145M is planned for 2018, after completion of testing the whole fire mission spectrum in Hunga...
  • Final H145M Delivery to Bundeswehr
    Final H145M Delivery to Bundeswehr 28 June 2017
    Airbus Helicopters handed over the 15th and final H145M multirole helicopter to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The relevant contract was signed in 2013 under Bundeswehr's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Special Operations Forces (SOF) project. Powered by two Turbomeca Arriel 2E engines, H145Ms can be used for transport, supply, surveillance, air rescue, armed reconnaissance and medical evacuation missions. Bundeswehr's H145Ms are equipped with full ...
  • H145M Acquisition by Serbia
    H145M Acquisition by Serbia 30 December 2016
    Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract on 29 December by Serbian Government for the company’s H145M light helicopters with spares and tools. The agreement also covers a transfer of technology for maintenance of the aircraft and training for pilots and land crews. The value of the relevant sales contract was not disclosed.
  • Airbus Passed Tests
    Airbus Passed Tests 24 November 2016
    Thailand tested its newly acquired Airbus H145M helicopters on an Endurance-class landing platform dock. A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) H145M underwent a series of deck landing trials on HTMS Angthong, off the coast of Pattaya on 22 November. The contract for five H145M helicopters were signed with Airbus Helicopters in 2014.  Powered by Turbomeca Arriel 2E engines, H145Ms are designed for various military operations such as search-and-rescue (SAR), reconnaissance, and medical evacuation...
  • Airbus will equip Helicopters with CIRIT Missile System 14 June 2016
    Turkish missile maker, Roketsan, has signed a deal to equip Airbus Helicopters’ H135M and H145M platforms with its laser-guided missile system, the CIRIT, at Eurosatory defence expo.   The H135M and H145M are Airbus’ lightweight, armed combat helicopter platforms. The CIRIT is a 70mm guided-missile system. It has a range of 8 kilometres.   Roketsan chairman of directors board Emin Alpman said,  “We present to our custome...
  • Sector News 10 May 2016
    H145M Passed Technical Acceptance Tests U.S. Navy to Put on Trial New Destroyer Australia Finally Receives Next-Generation Trucks “E” Era for the U.S. Apache Diesel-Electric Barracuda to Replace Collins Trophy Shield for the Marine Corps King Stallion to Display Muscular Strength Australia is Pleased with Navantia Another Revolution by Japan HAVELS...
  • Thailand receives his first two H145M 30 April 2016
    Airbus Helicopters announced that first two out of five H145M helicopters are delivered to the Royal Thai Navy. The aircraft were delivered in Germany on the site of Airbus Helicopter Donauwörth. They will stay for now in Germany where the Thai pilots will be trained from May. According to Airbus Helicopter, Thai H145M should enter service by the end of 2016.