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    PZL SW-4

    The PZL-Swidnik SW-4 is a light-single engine helicopter which first flew on October 29, 1996. Entered service in 2002 with the Polish Air Force. Parent company AgustaWestland developed an unmannned variant, the Solo, in 2012. In 2016 the commercial variant was rebranded as AW009

    SW-4 News

    UK MoD VTOL Drone Contract to Leonardo, 25-Jul-22 : FIA 2022 UK MoD awarded £60M 4-year RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP contract to Leonardo to design and develop unmanned helicopter demonstrator as part of Project Proteus

    Leonardo AWHero in First OCEAN2020 Demonstration, 19-Nov-19 : #OCEAN2020 The first of the European funded OCEAN2020 demonstration taken place in the Mediterranean with Italian Frigates Fasan and Martinengo with Leonardo’ remote piloted helicopters AW HERO and SW-4 Solo. The second demonstration will take place in 2020 in the Baltic Sea

    SW-4 Solo First Flight Without Pilot, 27-Feb-18 : Heli-Expo 2018 The SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter (OPH) completed its maiden flight with no safety pilot onboard at Taranto-Grottaglie, Italy

    SW-4 Full Flight Simulator for Polish Air Force, 05-Sep-17 : During MSPO 2017, the Polish Air Force has accepted into service a CAE 3000 Series SW-4 full-flight simulator (FFS) located at the 41st Air Base School in Deblin

    Leonardo and UK MoD Launch Phase 2 of RWUAS, 28-Feb-17 : UK MoD and Leonardo joint programme for the Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System (RWUAS) concept demonstrator to help develop future unmanned rotary wing/VTOL aircraft operations

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    Engine: 1 x Allison 250-C20R 450 shp
    Capacity: 1 + 4
    Length: (m) 10.57
    Height: (m) 3.05
    Blades: 3
    Rotor diam.: (m) 9
    Disc area: (m2) 64
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 1050     Max: 1800
    Speed: (km/h)     Max: 260
    Range: (km) 790
    Ceiling: (m) 5200
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 617

    Derivatives & Versions

    SW-4 Solo 2012 Solo is a Rotorcraft Unmanned Air System/Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) single engine helicopter first unveil at the MSPO 2012. The ...
    Leonardo AW009 2016 First announced at Heli-Expo 2016, is a commercial evolution of the PZL-Swidnik SW-4 with an advanced Genesys avionics display and powered by a ...

    List of Operators of PZL SW-4

    From Organisation with model SW-4
    poland Siły Powietrzne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
        30 2002/   
    italy AgustaWestland Italy
        SW-4 Solo 2012/16
    united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)
        SW-4 Solo 2013/   
    Construction Numbers on database of SW-4 or its versions


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