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AS 532SC

The AS 532SC is the navalized version of the COUGAR family, fitted with two Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines. Particularly suited for anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare.

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.

 

 

Low radar signature

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

 

 

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

 

Shipborne suitability

  • Its deck landing ability is compatible with the deck movements encountered at the extremes of normal crew capabilities. Able to interface with many different securing and traversing systems (Rast, Assist, Mac Taggart and Samahe...). The AS532SC can be operated easely at sea with maximum safety

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

 

MISSIONS

MARITIME SURVEILLANCE & S.A.R.

  • With its core system, the AS532SC is able to manage the surface situation, detect, identify and track the different types of surface targets, either in active or passive mode. It is able to provide Over The Horizon Targetting to any friendly firing ship. Equipped with a hoist it has a full SAR capability.
    The AS532SC, in one hour, is able to survey the same area as a frigate during 24 hours.

ANTI-SURFACE UNIT WARFARE

  • When fitted with the ASUW equipment package the AS532SC is the only modern helicopter in the western world to be armed with a long range fire and forget, all weather, stand-off, sea skimming and combat proven weapon system : the EADS AM39 BLOCK 2 missiles.
    The formidable fire-power of thes two missiles can be used far away, since the AS532SC in this configuration is able to strike a target 150nm away from its home ship or air base.

 

ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE

  • In ASW configuration, the AS532SC is able to detect, classify, attack and destroy submarines in all weather conditions in deep or shallow waters. The ASW package includes a low frequency high depth dipping sonar with very high acoustic performance and short dip cycle time.
    It can be armed with two torpedoes. At 30nm from its base the AS532SC can remain more than 2.5 hours on task.

 

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

 

 

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

 

POWER PLANT

 


2 x TURBOMECA MAKILA 1A1 turboshaft  engines