MD Helicopters, March 18, 2015 - Mesa, Arizona, – MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced today that it will attend the 2015 Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition at the Mashuri International Exhibition Centre, 17-21 March 2015.
The MD Helicopters chalet and static display will feature the MD 530G, the mid-range model of the company’s new scout attack helicopter fleet.
“MD Helicopters has delivered the safest, most reliable rotorcraft to global civil, military and paramilitary customers for more than five decades,” says Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer for MD Helicopters. “We are excited for our first appearance at Langkawi, and the opportunity to introduce the region’s commercial, government, military and maritime defence delegations to MD’s fleet of armed single-engine 500-Series helicopters.”
MD Helicopters will welcome LIMA 2015 attendees at a 2,700 square meter chalet that will highlight the company’s scout attack helicopter capabilities and the contributions of the industry-leading organizations whose technologies, systems and products played an integral role in bringing the MD 530G to market.
“As the mid-range model in our scout attack family,” Kitchen continues, “the MD 530G is a hot and high performer capable of delivering both suppressive fire and precision strike capabilities in support of a range of mission profiles. With integrated on-board systems that include the MOOG Stores Management System, forward looking infrared sensors from L3-Wescam and an advanced communications suite from Harris, this proven platform delivers comprehensive battlefield command and control coordination.”
The complete range of MD Scout Attack Helicopters delivers superior hot-high performance along with proven lethality in a range of air-to-ground support and close-air-combat scenarios by integrating the best in advanced avionics, communications and weapons management systems, a choice of multistation weapons platforms, and customizable armaments that include: the Dillon Aero M134 Machine Gun the .50 caliber FN Herstal Heavy Machine Gun Pod (HMP) and Rocket Machine Gun Pod (RMP), Raytheon’s laser-guided TALON 2.75 inch rockets and Griffin Missile System, and Lockheed Martin’s anti-armor Hellfire Missiles.
The MD 530G on display at LIMA will feature the 650 shp Rolls Royce 250-C30 engine, longer main-rotor blades, high-capacity landing gear, the Moog Stores Management System (SMS), Harris Corporation’s RF-7850A-UA tactical radio, the Mace Aviation Extended Range Weapons Wing (ER2W), FN Herstal Machine Gun Pods and Rocket Machine Pods, Dillon Aero M134D-H Mini-Gun, the L-3 Wescam MX-10, and M260 rocket pod with TALON laser-guided rockets.
“With global threat levels on the rise, our ability to respond to the emergent requirements of the United States and our Allies is more important than ever before,” Kitchen concludes. “MD Helicopters has a capability unmatched by other OEMs in our space to deliver purpose-built solutions faster and with more reliability for virtually any mission requirement.”
About MD Helicopters, Inc.: MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company, is a leading manufacturer of commercial, military, law enforcement and air-rescue helicopters. The MDHI family of rotorcraft is world renowned for its value, versatility and performance. The MD Helicopters family includes the twin-engine MD Explorer, and single engine versions of the MD 600N, MD 520N, MD 500E, MD 530F, MD 530G and MD 540A. The innovative NOTAR® system for anti-torque control with no tail rotor is used exclusively by MD Helicopters to provide safer, quieter and confined-area access capability.