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.
Increased Mission Performance and Reduced Crew Workload
AS565 MBe helicopters feature Airbus Helicopters-designed technical advancements such as a modular mechanical assembly design and composite Starflex rotor heads, blades and airframe, all of which have led to a significant reduction in maintenance time and costs.
The AS565 MBe incorporates the new generation, 100% composite Fenestron® tail rotor which provides high maneuverability, low external noise and optimal safety for passengers, ground and air crews. It is also equipped with a unique Flight Control System and Flight Management System from Airbus Helicopters’ heavy range of helicopters. These systems, developed specifically for helicopters, provide enhanced safety by tailoring failsafe modes to helicopter, not fixed wing aircraft, characteristics.
4 axis APM 2010 AFCS control box
CMA 9000 self contained
autonomous navigation system
Digital audio communication
Electronic engine control enhances
and reduces pilot's workload
The AS565 MBe basically enjoys the following features:
- a tricycle retractable landing gear
- a small foot print which constitutes a precious asset for ship deck landing
- a specific anti-corrosion treatment particularly appreciated in salt atmosphere
- 4 main rotor blades that can be manually folded for an easy storage of the aircraft in small hangars
- mooring and fixing points for bad weather conditions
High Set Main Rotor
Fiberglass and Carbon
Main Rotor Blades
Starflex Fiberglass Rotor Head
Maximum power per engine: 842 kW / 1129 shp
Proven technology: Safety and reliability at its best