AgustaWestland has examined the integration of rockets and additional ground-attack weapons. Each participating nation could then receive the same helicopter product at cost, differing only slightly in their final delivery presentation to suit their individual navy requirements. Cockpit controls in the Merlin are redundant though only require operation by a single pilot. Each fuselage side can sport machine guns on pintle mounts for similar defense. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sign in to check out Check out as guest. Chief of the Defence staff.

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The Canadians, who initially held interest in the new EH Industries product, abandoned thoughts of procurement in after a new government was elected. All British, Portuguese and Danish helicopters are known under the “Merlin” name and the British remain the largest quantitative operator of the type.

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Retrieved 21 December Top 10 Military Transport Helicopters. Aside from its principal anti-submarine warfare role, the EH is also envisaged for utility and transport missions. Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft — Retrieved 21 April Another variant, designated VH Kestrelwas being developed to serve in the US presidential transport fleet before the program was cancelled.


All aircraft were delivered by the end ofand are operated by 3 Fleet Air Arm squadrons: The military version of the AW can accommodate up to 24 seated or 45 standing combat troops and their equipment. The Globe and Mail.

Designated VH Kestrelthe variant was heavily customised and equipped with various self-defense systems. This global shift forced all competing frontline militaries and their governing politicians to rethink spending efforts in a new world devoid of an arms race.

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On 19 Decembera contract was signed between AgustaWestland and the government, for the purchase of 16 AW helicopters. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, fhome, brokerage and other fees.

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The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Since this helicopter is marketed as AugustaWestland AW Weight maximum take off.

In NovemberAlgeria signed a contract for 6 AW helicopters. Most variants of the AW are equipped with self-defence systems, such as chaff and flare dispensers, directed infrared countermeasures infrared jammersESM electronic support measures in the form of RF headsand a laser detection and wh system. Steep financial penalties resulted in the cancellation and a new helicopter competition emerged that, once again, ended with the selection of the EH in Please enter a valid ZIP Code.

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Air InternationalVol. Retrieved 23 July This entry’s maximum listed speed mph.

Sign in to check out Check out as guest. The cargo hold is to the rear under the tapered empennage.

Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. Rotor diameter is 61 feet. Italian Armed Forces aircraft designation system.