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Mon, 21 Oct 2019

Take Off for Kuwait's First Airbus H225M

The first Airbus H225M helicopters to be delivered to Kuwait later this year have started flight testing.

Kuwait ordered 30 of the long-range multi-role H225Ms in August 2016.

The helicopters will be operated by the Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait National Guard.

The first Airbus H225M helicopters to be delivered to Kuwait later this year have started flight testing. Kuwait ordered 30 of the long-range multi-role H225Ms in August 2016. They will be operated by the Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait National Guard. Click to enlarge.

There are currently 95 H225Ms in service across the world, having accumulated around 114,000 flight hours.

The 11-metric-tonne H225M has a range of 700 NM which can be extended with air-to-air or hover in-flight refuelling capabilities.

Its large cabin and heavy-lift performance enables it to carry up to 28 troops/personnel in cabin seats, or up to 14 troops/personnel on energy-absorbing wall-mounted seats. Operations are facilitated by two large sliding cargo doors and two large sliding windows, which leave the main cabin doors unobstructed.

The H225M can also be equipped with HForce, an armament system common to these aircraft. Four different packages offer customers a choice of armament to expand the capability of the aircraft from that of ballistic weapons to the use of guided ammunition with firing through electro-optical system (EOS) or helmet mounted sight display (HMSD).

The H225M is used by France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, and was recently ordered by Singapore, Kuwait, and Hungary.

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