Multi-Role Force Multiplier
The AS565 MBe is the naval version of the Panther family of helicopters. This all-weather, multi-role light helicopter can be operated from ship decks or offshore to cover a vast array of naval missions such as maritime surveillance, search and rescue (SAR), casualty evacuation, vertical replenishment, offshore patrolling and counter-terrorism. The AS565 MBe is the ideal complementary asset for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) tasks, such as submarine and surface target destruction: It can launch its own torpedoes and provide Over-the-Horizon Targeting (OTHT) to surface ships.
|Empty weight, standard aircraft||2,409 kg / 5,311 lb|
|Maximum takeoff weight (MTOW)||4,500 kg / 9,921 lb|
|Max cargo slind load||1,600 kg / 3,527 lb|
|Maximum takeoff weight with external load||4,300 kg / 9,480 lb|
|Maximum speed (Vne) at MTOW||278 km/h or 150 kts|
|Maximum range (standard fuel) at Vreco at MTOW||781 km / 422 NM|
|Maximum endurance (standard fuel) at MTOW||4.08 hours|
A Growing Number of Satisfied Military Operators
Over 1000 Dauphin / Panther family helicopters (AS365/AS366/AS565/EC155) operated by maritime customers are currently in service in 72 countries.
AS565 MB helicopters are suited for day and night shipborne operations in all environments, up to ISA+35°C limited to 50° C (122° F).
Dauphin/Panther Family Fleet Status as of end 2013
• Over 1000 helicopters delivered
• 5,757,200 flight hours logged
• Fleet leader has flown 29,000 hours.