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Military Helicopters

Throughout the history of flight, armed forces around the world have benefitted from the aircraft designed and manufactured by Leonardo’s UK aeronautics engineering excellence. Our AW101 Merlin and AW159 Wildcat helicopters are currently performing a wide range of multi-role and naval operations for the British Army and the Royal Navy.

AW159 Multi-Role Land and Naval Helicopter

AW159 Multi-Role Land and Naval Helicopter

The AW159 twin-engine multi-mission military helicopter is capable of autonomous detection, identification and attack of Land and Naval targets, featuring state-of-the-art avionics and mission systems for excellent crew situational awareness, along with complete suite of self-protection measures facilitating rapid tactical assessment in any theatre of operations.

AW101: The Superior Solution

The AW101 is the most advanced, versatile and capable multi-role helicopter available today, featuring sophisticated avionics and mission systems, coupled with long range and endurance. It provides operational persistence for all missions.

AW101: The Superior Solution

AW149: High versatility for a wide range of missions

AW149: High versatility for a wide range of missions

This latest-generation multi-role helicopter is designed to ensure excellent performance, lower life-cycle costs, and day and night all-weather capability. The large, rapidly reconfigurable cabin can accommodate a wide range of role equipment and weapon systems to enhance its operational effectiveness and ensure high battle survivability.

Integrated Operational Support

Leonardo provides Integrated Operational Support for the Wildcat, Merlin and Apache AH Mk.1 helicopter fleets of the UK Armed Forces, as well as the AW101 SAR helicopters for the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Our comprehensive support and maintenance services improve the levels of operational output while delivering continuous improvement to reduce through life costs.

Integrated Operational Support

Making Waves – the future of maritime capability

Making Waves – the future of maritime capability

The Leonardo AW159 Wildcat and AW101 Merlin helicopters form part of the Royal Navy air carrier group, keeping watch over the new carriers and the surrounding seas, ensuring the ship and its crew are well protected from enemy submarines, surface ships, aircraft and missiles.