The Brazilian Military Aviation Command is upgrading 4 extra of its Airbus Helicopters H225M long-range tactical transport navy helicopters with new survivability and situational consciousness gear. Six primary configuration helicopters have been upgraded by Helibras and Airbus Helicopters to the present operational commonplace since 2019. The Saab IDAS-3 built-in digital warfare suite techniques had been added as a part of the improve. The IDAS-3 consists of RWS-300 radar warning receivers, MAW-300 missile strategy warning techniques, LWS-310 laser warning sensors, two BOP-L chaff and flare dispensers, and the EWC300 controller. Saab’s Built-in Defence Aids Suite (IDAS) is a confirmed self-protection suite for airborne platforms.

The IDAS system is put in on an plane in a manner that enables the sensors to detect radar (2.0GHz – 18GHz or 0.5GHz – 40GHz), missile and laser threats from any place relative to the plane. IDAS offers radar warning performance in two non-obligatory frequency ranges between 0.5GHz and 40 GHz. Janes reported that additionally added had been Collins Aerospace Talon RT-8200 software-programmable very-high-frequency/ultra-high frequency (VHF/UHF) radios; an air-conditioning system; exterior side-mounted ballistic armour plating within the cabin; an auxiliary energy unit (APU); cabling to putting in Teledyne FLIR’s Star SAFIRE III electro-optical payload; jet dilution machine (JDD); FAST rope hookup/launch bar; and digital shifting map software program.


Brazilian Military HM-4 Jaguar long-range tactical transport navy helicopter. (Picture by Brazilian Armed Forces)

The Eurocopter EC725 Caracal, now referred to as Airbus Helicopters H225M, is a long-range tactical transport navy helicopter developed from the Eurocopter AS532 Cougar for navy use. It’s a twin-engined plane and might carry as much as 28 seated troops together with two crew, relying on buyer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for troop transport, casualty evacuation, and fight search and rescue duties, and is much like the civilian EC225 Tremendous Puma. The helicopter could be fitted with detachable armour plating to guard the troops and is powered by two Turbomeca Makila 1A4 turboshaft engines mounted over the cabin, which characteristic a dual-channel full authority digital engine management (FADEC) system.

Brazilian Armed Forces H225M helicopters are assembled at Helibras Itajuba’s plant. With the intention of attaining a major degree of nationwide content material Helibras has developed a neighborhood provide chain, which at present consists of 37 Brazilian firms. Helibras additionally has a cutting-edge engineering centre which develops in-country particular mission techniques for Brazil’s Armed Forces’ H225M. With these two H225M deliveries, the Brazilian Armed Forces’ fleet totals 28 H225Ms: 12 for the Brazilian Air Drive (domestically referred to as the H-36 Caracal), 9 for the Brazilian Military (domestically referred to as the HM-4 Jaguar) and seven for the Brazilian Navy (domestically referred to as the UH-15 Tremendous Cougar). Deliveries for the remaining helicopters foreseen by the contract – a complete of fifty H225M – are anticipated to be accomplished by 2022.