The aircraft is a SAR version for the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

 

NAWSARH stands for Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopter. 16 are being procured. The aircraft can carry 25 people or 12  stretchers. The aircraft systems include an Osprey 30 conformal EASA radar, a Laser Obstacle Avoidance System (LOAM) and an Obstacle Proximity LIDAR System (OPLS). The aircraft has an integrated avionics suite with glass cockpit (5xLCD screens) and is night vision compatible. There is also a mobile phone detection and localisation system.

 

Source: "Next-gen SAR", Khalem Chapman, Aerospace, October 2018

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: AgustaWestland N.V.

Primary manufacturer: AgustaWestland N.V.

Parent type: AgustaWestland AW101/EH101

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 18.59 m (61.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 3

Engine designation: GE CT7-8E turbine

Engine manufacturer: GE Aviation

Max continuous power: 1522 kW (2040 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 1884 kW (2525 hp)

Intermediate power: 1855 kW (2487 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 15600 kg (34392 lb)

Max Range: 1500 km (810 nm)

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