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Introduction

Airbus Helicopters' 2-ton H125M (formerly the AS550 C3e Fennec) responds to military requirements for a cost-effective armed platform with a very small footprint and excellent maneuverability. As the most capable armed scout helicopter in its category, the single-engine H125M combines power, discretion and targeted firepower.

Aircraft

A versatile airborne platform

The H125M is tailored for locating and attacking targets of opportunity. It relies on the qualities of power, simplicity, firing stability and stealth to carry out a diverse range of demanding missions.

Able to fly discretely in the battlefield with a small silhouette, the Fennec has a reduced radar signature through the use of composite materials and low infrared-reflective paint.

This helicopter benefits from the excellent handling characteristics and easy-to-fly qualities that are inherent in Airbus Helicopters’ single-engine Ecureuil family – which holds the world altitude record (landing on Mount Everest at 8,850 meters), and is fully operational in high-and-hot environments.

 
Built for performance

Fitted with Turbomeca’s powerful Arriel 2D engine with a dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system, the H125M is well suited to perform combat flights.

In the cockpit, Airbus Helicopters’ Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD®) provides accurate information on the aircraft’s condition and performance, dramatically reducing crew workload.

 

Missions

Armed reconnaissance

When called on for armed reconnaissance, the H125M Fennec’s ability to fire a variety of weapons ensures rapid-response fire support for troops.

Axial armament accommodated by the helicopter includes a 12.7-mm. machine gun pod, 20-mm. cannon pod, 70-mm. rockets and air-to-ground guided missiles.

Qualified side-mounted weaponry are a 7.62-mm. machine gun and installed sniper rifle. Growth potential includes guided rockets and air-to-air missiles.

 
Tactical air control

With the longest range in its category, the H125M is well suited to serve tactical air control parties in effectively guiding attack helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

The H125M's spacious interior, with no separation between the cockpit and the cabin, facilitates communications between crew members, and offers an excellent field of view – even from behind.

 

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