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AW149 multirole helicopter

Country of Origin: Italy, Britain


The AW149 is a multirole helicopter derived from the AW139 design (see separate record). It is larger and heavier than the AW139 in order to fill the niche between light-medium and medium-heavy lift helicopters. It is capable of performing battlefield support, command-and-control, medical evacuation and combat search-and-rescue (CSAR) missions.

According to AgustaWestland, it has been developed to meet an Italian air force requirement for a new medium-class SAR helicopter. Its...

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