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Agusta Westland AW101 helicopter Personnel Recovery - Special Forces variant HH-101A CAESAR 2007141

 
 
Farnborough International AirShow 2014
International Aviation & Aerospace defence exhibition

14 - 20 July 2014
Farnborough , United Kingdom
 
 
AgustaWestland AW101 HH-101A CAESAR at Farnborough AirShow 2014
 
 
Agusta Westland AW101 helicopter Personnel Recovery - Special Forces variant HH-101A CAESAR.
 
At Farnborough 2014 AirShow, AgustaWestland presents its AW101 configured for Personnel Recovery and Special Forces missions, designated the HH-101A “CAESAR”. In February 2014, AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company has announced that the first HH-101A “CAESAR” for the Italian Air Force made its maiden flight. According to AgustaWestland, first and the second aircraft will be delivered in the last quarter of 2014.
     

AgustaWestland HH-101A “CAESAR” at Farnborough 2014 AirShow in United Kingdom

     
The HH-101A will respond to the Italian Air Force’s needs for Personnel Recovery and Special Forces Operations. It will also support SAR, MEDEVAC and Slow Mover Intercept operations which are extremely important to provide effective support to the Italian community. Thanks to its performances, versatility and reliability, the HH-101A is the best solution for the Italian Air Force’s future operational capability requirements.

The HH-101A will be able to host a combination of up to five crew members plus twenty fully equipped troops or six crew members plus 8 troops for special operations ensuring maximum flexibility. The helicopters will also feature three M134 7.62 mm pintle mounted Gatling-type machine guns installed on right and left sides and on the rear ramp, armoured cockpit seats, ballistic protection for machine gun operators as well as for critical systems and an Integrated Electronic Warfare System providing self-protection against radar, laser and infrared threats. The HH-101A will also feature an air-to-air refuelling kit for extended range operations.

In March 2014, the first of 12 Italian Air Force HH-101A Ceasar combat search and rescue helicopters made its first flight on 19 at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility in the UK.

The AW101 is the most advanced medium lift helicopter available today and is in service, in production and in demand for its proven performance. The AW101 offers long-range, large capacity and advanced technology, all combined in a cost-effective, multi-mission aircraft opening up a new era in rotary wing operations. Over 220 AW101 helicopters have been ordered so far by customers worldwide to perform a large number of roles including Personnel Recovery, Special Forces Operations, SAR, Combat SAR, utility, troop transport, Anti-Surface Warfare, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Airborne Early Warning, mine sweeping and VVIP transport.
     

Inside view of HH-101A “CAESAR”