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AS 532AL

The AS 532AL is the long version of the COUGAR family, fitted with two Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines. 

It can carry up to 25 commandoes, and can be equipped with pod-mounted cannons, rocket-launchers or side firing cannon.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Main rotor with 4 composite-material blades equipped with gust and droop stops.

Crashworthy design

  • Main frame

  • Tail boom

  • Transmission deck

  • Cockpit floor

  • Part of fuselage

  • High energy absorbtion landing gear

  • Fuel/hydraulic piping

The central structure has been locally reinforced with rigid frames able to resist to the crashloads.

 

 

 

The main landing gear absorbs a large amount of the crash energy.

 

The troops in the cabin can be protected in case of a crash, thanks to the crashworthy seats.
Reduced infra-red signature
  • The exhaust gases of the engines can be diluted with cool air and deviated upwards by a jet dilution device.

Low radar signature

  • Resulting from the extensive use of composite materials in many structural components and in the blade manufacture

A cable cutter protects the aircraft against wire strikes.

The multipurpose air intakes protect the engines against sand or ice ingestion.
This equipment has fully proven its efficiency in operation world wide.

 

FULL GLASS COCKPIT
 with state of art AMLCD's
(Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays)

MISSIONS

TACTICAL TRANSPORT
In addition to the crew :
1 chief of stick + 24 troops seats or
1 chief of stick + 18 crashworthy troop seats

CASUALTY EVACUATION
In addition to the crew :
1 doctor + 6 stretchers + 10 seated places

COMBAT SAR/FIRE SUPPORT
The AS 532AL can rescue pilots of helicopters or aircraft who may have been fired-down in unfriendly zone.
It can also intervene in fire support, fitted on both sides of the cabin with an armament support which is able to carry a wide range of external weapons,(cannons, rocket-launchers, machine guns).

SEARCH AND RESCUE
The Cougar AS 532AL can be fitted with a fully integrated SAR system, including a Navigation Computer, a 4- axis Flight Director Coupler and a Search Radar.
This system performs automatic SAR with search patterns and automatic transition-down/up and hover.

LOGISTIC TRANSPORT
External load carrying with sling  
Max.capacity  : 4,500kg/9,920lb

BATTLEFIELD SURVEILLANCE
Capable of processing 4000 targets simultaneously, the "HORIZON "system is designed primarily for observing ground movements and for target designation up to 200 km. 

 

POWER PLANT

 


2 x TURBOMECA MAKILA 1A1 turbine engines