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MD Helicopters' MD530G Scout Attack Helicopter at LIMA '15: Tiny but packs a lot of punch!

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LIMA 2015
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition

17 - 21 March 2015
Army Recognition Group at Langkawi, Malaysia
 
 
MD Helicopters' MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter at LIMA '15: Tiny but packs a lot of punch!
 
At LIMA 2015, which is held from March 17 to 21 in Langkawi, Malaysia, MD Helicopters is highlighting a new armed variant of the well-known single-engine 500-Series, the MD 530G scout attack helicopter, the mid-range model of the company's new scout attack helicopter fleet.
     
At LIMA 2015, which is held from March 17 to 21 in Langkawi, Malaysia, MD Helicopters is highlighting a new armed variant of the well-known single-engine 500-Series, the MD530G scout attack helicopter, the mid-range model of the company's new scout attack helicopter fleet.
MD Helicopters' MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter at LIMA '15
     
"MD Helicopters has delivered the safest, most reliable rotorcraft to global civil, military and para-military customers for more than five decades," says Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer for MD Helicopters. "We are excited for ou first appareance at Langkawi, and the opportunity to introduce the region's commercial, government, military and maritime defence delegations to MD's fleet of armed single-engine 500-Series helicopters."

MD Helicopters is highlighting the company's scout attack helicopter capabilities and the contributions of the industry-leading organizations whose technologies, systems, and products played an integral role in bringing the MD 530G to market.

"As the mid-range model in our scout attack family," Kitchen continues, "The MD 530G is a hot and high performer capable of delivering both suppressive fire and precision strike capabilities in support of a range of mission profiles. With integrated on-board systems that include the MOOG Stores Management System, forward looking infrared sensors from L3-Wescam and an advanced communications suite from Harris, this proven platform delivers comprehensive battlefield command and control coordination."

The complete range of MD Scout Attack Helicopters delivers superior hot-high performance along with proven lethality in a range of air-to-ground support and close-air-combat scenarios by integrating the best in advanced avionics, communications and weapons management systems, a choice of multi-station weapons platforms, and customizable armaments that include: the Dillon Aero M134 Machine Gun, the .50 Caliber FN Herstal Heavy Machine Gun Pod (HMP) and Rocket Machine Gun Pod (RMP), Raytheon's laser-guided TALON 2.75 inch rockets and Griffin Missile System, and Lockheed Martin's anti-armor Hellfire Missiles.
     

MD Helicopters' MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter at LIMA '15
     
The MD 530G on display at LIMA features the 650 shp Rolls Royce 250-C30 engine, longer main-rotor blades, high-capacity landing gear, the Moog Stores Management System (SMS), Harris Corporation's RF-7850A-UA tactical radio, the Mace Aviation Extended Range Weapons Wing (ER2W), FN Herstal Machine Gun Pods and Rocket Machine Pods, Dillon Aero M134D-H Mini-Gun, the L-3 Wescam MX-10 and M260 rocket pod with TALON laser-guided rockets.

"With global threat levels on the rise, our ability to respond to the emergent requirements of the United States and its Allies is more important than ever before," Kitchen concludes. "MD Helicopters has a capability unmatched by other OEMs in our space to deliver purpose-built solutions faster and with more reliability for virtually any mission requirement."

In October, the company also announced it had been awarded a contract from the US Non-Standard Rotary Wing (NRSW) Aircraft Project Office for an additional 12 MD 530Fs for the Afghan Air Force (AAF).

Under a separate $44.2 million contract, the company will also integrate the AAF’s entire MD 530F fleet with a weapons system package.

(Datasheet and pictures of the MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter here)