MD Helicopters MD969 Combat Explorer

Future helicopter Derived from McDonnell Douglas MD900 Explorer

MD Helicopters MD969 Combat Explorer

Fist unveiled at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta, the MD969 Combat Aircraft is a 8-seat weaponized configuration of the light twin-engine MD902 Explorer fitted with a full glass cockpit with 3 Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 displays which also equipped the MD530G

Model News

Common Launch Tube (CLT) for MD969, 17-Apr-19 : #MD969 MD Helicopters (MDHI) enhanced capabilities of its recently unveiled MD969 combat helicopter with the addition of Systima Technologies’ 7-shot Common Launch Tube (CLT) system which enabled rapid integration of variery of precision guided munitions and sensors including AGM-176 Griffin missiles, sonobuoys and small drones

MD969 Combat Aircraft at Heli-Expo 2019, 05-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 MD Helicopters unveiled the MD 969 combat helicopter at Heli-Expo 2019. The 8-seat weaponized variant of the MD902 Explorer with a full avionics suite


Engine: 2 x PW C PW206E 646 shp
Capacity: 2 + 6
Length: (m) 9.86
Height: (m) 3.66
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 10.31
Disc area: (m2) 83.5
Weight: (kgs)     Max: 3070
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 296     Max: 333
Range: (km) 680
Ceiling: (m) 3200
Rate/Climb: (m/min)

List of Operators of MD Helicopters MD969 Combat Explorer

From Organisation with model MD969 Combat Explorer

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
900/00008 md900 1991 US N900MH : md900 MD Helicopters; reg class Experimental, Research and De+
Mar16 conv glass cockpit
Mar19 as MD969 unveiled at Heli-Expo 2019
30mar19 as MD969 pictured (pic2) on display at Falcon F+

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