and truly multipurpose
The EC635, the military version of the EC135, is Airbus Helicopters’ 3-ton class, twin-engine rotorcraft. With its highly sophisticated observation equipment, long endurance, wide array of communication systems and large variety of armament, the EC635 is perfectly suited for the modern battlefield. The stealth and no-hear distance of the EC635 allow it to remain undetected throughout its mission – a crucial aspect for surveillance and reconnaissance operations.
The EC635 is the military counterpart of the EC135, a favorite worldwide. The EC635 builds upon
this strong reference in terms of surveillance. Its compact size and low sound level make the EC635
a discreet ISTAR platform.
Relying on an exhaustive kit of weaponry, this armed scout helicopter can perform missions on any
end of the operational spectrum â€“ armed reconnaissance, fire support to troops in contact (TIC),
escort and destruction.
The EC635 is a rapidly reconfigurable platform with an unmatched selection of options adapted to todayâ€™s battlefield
The combination of TV, IR and NVG ensure that the EC635 can efficiently perform combat missions in adverse weather conditions day or night.
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For MEDEVAC / CASEVAC missions, the EC635 has a spacious and unobstructed cabin with a flat floor and rear access doors capable of loading and unloading stretchers and medical equipment.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art cockpit and the most advanced technologies, the EC635 provides optimal safety conditions for basic and advanced training. The benefits of the intuitive man-machine interface and the cutting-edge technologies allow pilots to efficiently evolve to more complex helicopters. The EC635 is easy to fly, requires minimal maintenance and provides low fuel consumption, translating in low operating costs and thus affordable training.
The Ideal Military Advanced Training Helicopter
Including Airbus Helicopters innovations such as the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), which integrates a First Limit Indicator (FLI), the sophisticated avionics system of the EC635 ensures that pilots focus only on their mission. These technologies dramatically simplify the pilotâ€™s workload and serve as a preparation for specialized and more complex helicopters. Design characteristics, such as the unobstructed windshield with an excellent field of view and the versatility provided by the hundreds of certified options, make the EC635 the best candidate for all training needs: from basic (conversion to type) to advanced (conversion to role).
With its roomy cabin, the EC635 can accommodate long and bulky freight through the rear clamshell or side doors. In single pilot configuration, a 5.9 mÂ³/208.38ftÂ³ internal volume is available. The EC635 has the highest ratio of maximum take-off weight to useful load in its class.
Fitted with an external hook, the EC635 is a real workhorse and can provide up to an additional 1,300kg/2,866lb sling load transport capacity with a take-off weight of 3,000kg/6,614lb. In addition, the large, unobstructed windshield allows for excellent visibility.
Up to six passengers and two pilots can be installed in the EC635. This is one of the safest and most comfortable means of transportation for authorities and dignitaries.
The sophisticated array of communications equipment for which the EC635 is certified also allows the onboard operator to interface with airborne and ground units as well as UAVs.