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    AW149 in Weapons Firing Trials


    The Leonardo AW149 which is in the competition to find a replacement for the Royal Air Force’s Puma helicopter completed rocket firing trials, both unguided and laser-guided late last year

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    AW149 in Weapons Firing Trials


    Leonardo, February 19, 2022 - Leonardo announced that successful weapon firing trials took place from the AW149 helicopter in Q4 2021 in an undisclosed European country,

    The aircraft conducted rocket firing trials, both unguided and laser-guided.

    The flight trials assessed:

    - Safe separation of laser guided rockets from the hover and forward flight

    - Refinement of the unguided rocket cockpit firing solution symbology to further aid accuracy

    - Impact on EO and NVG performance during night ripple firings of unguided rockets

    The AW149 multi-role helicopter is Leonardo’s latest-generation battlefield platform, reconfigurable for a wide range of demanding missions in the most severe operational environments.

    The AW149 offers advanced platform and system technologies, equipment and weapons; coupled with unparalleled safety and performance, and high levels of survivability and crashworthiness. The aircraft provides military customers with a highly effective, survivable and cost-effective capability.

    An open systems architecture enables the rapid and low-cost integration of new equipment to meet changing military requirements.

    With an active helicopter production line Leonardo will be able to deliver AW149 helicopters by the UK’s required in-service date of 2025.









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