Ready for any mission

Military Helicopters

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

AW149: Versatility for the most demanding missions

AW149: Versatility for the most demanding missions

Military helicopters must be equipped to perform the most demanding missions in the harshest operating environments. The AW149 is a latest-generation medium multi-role military helicopter that delivers the highly effective and survivable capability required by today’s armed forces, combining advanced technologies, equipment and weapons with unparalleled safety and performance characteristics.

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.

AW159 Multi-Role Land and Naval Helicopter

AW101: The Superior Solution

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.

Integrated Operational Support

Leonardo provides Integrated Operational Support for the Wildcat, Merlin and Apache AH Mk.1 military 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 military 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.