20-Dec-2021 Source: Helibras
The first multi-mission helicopter H225M in its Naval Operational Version was delivered to the Brazilian Navy, starting operations at the São Pedro d’Aldeia Naval Air Base. The H225M Naval aircraft is part of the contract signed in 2008 between the Helibras-Airbus Consortium and the Brazilian government, which provides for the delivery to the 3 Brazilian Armed Forces of 50 aircraft of the model, including 7 different versions designed and produced at the Helibras factory in Itajubá .
Developed by the Engineering team of Helibras and Airbus Helicopters, the Naval version of the H225M aircraft is the most complex of this model ever produced. The aircraft has embedded systems, including the EWS IDAS-3 (countermeasure system), MBDA Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles, the APS143 tactical radar and the developed naval mission system N-TDMS (Naval Tactical Data Management System). in partnership with Atech and Airbus Defense and Space, which is responsible for making the command and control of all embedded systems, including the missile system.
In June of that year, the last stage of the shooting campaign with the Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles was successfully carried out and certified by the IFI, representing a major step towards the country’s industrial and technological autonomy.
We are very proud of this achievement and the dedication and professionalism of our teams, our industrial partners, and the Brazilian Armed Forces, demonstrating the spirit of collaboration and partnership of these institutions, as well as proving the industrial and technological capability of Helibras and Brazil in deliver one of the most modern solutions in the world to the Armed Forces and guarantee national sovereignty in the manufacture of helicopters”, adds Jean-Luc Alfonsi, President of Helibras.
This aircraft will allow the Brazilian Navy to carry out SAR, CSAR, Area Control and Air Surface Attack operations, in addition to the defense and surveillance of the Blue Amazon, with cutting-edge embedded systems and high added technological capacity.