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AgustaWestland AW119 Koala

The AW119M helicopter offers unparalleled versatility for military operations.

With its exceptional multirole capabilities, it can effectively operate in demanding conditions, both during the day and at night.

As the military variant of the AW119Kx, this light single-engine helicopter stands out in its class by providing redundant main systems, ensuring inherent safety.

The AW119M helicopter’s outstanding versatility and durable airframe provide a cost-efficient option for various battlefield uses.

It is designed for tasks such as troop transportation, external lifting, casualty evacuation, search and rescue (SAR), command and control (C2), armed escort, and special forces missions.

The AW119M demonstrates exceptional performance on today’s battlefield, showcasing superior flight handling capabilities and controllability along with ample power reserves to thrive in challenging ‘hot and high’ environments.

Featuring extended endurance and a cruising speed exceeding 130 knots, this helicopter optimises mission duration.

Various mission-specific equipment, roles, and weapons can be integrated to boost operational efficiency.

The AW119M boasts a generously sized cabin that can be easily adjusted to accommodate various needs, making it the most spacious single-engine helicopter in its class.

With large sliding doors on each side, quick access for troops, cargo, or medical evacuation is made possible.

Additionally, the aircraft can be equipped with up to two door-mounted machine guns for added versatility.

The state-of-the-art digital avionics suite enables both VFR and IFR operations, showing critical flight information on two large multi-function displays, enhancing situational awareness, and reducing pilot workload.

A Synthetic Vision System (SVS), Highway in the Sky (HITS) depiction, moving map, and embedded Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System (HTAWS) all enhance safety.

The AW119M is equipped with an extensive range of safety and survivability features.

These include damage-tolerant rotor blades, structures, and components; a main gearbox that can run dry for up to 30 minutes, and both electrical and hydraulic systems.

In addition, it boasts sturdy skid-type landing gear, crashworthy seating, and a self-sealing fuel system.

Furthermore, the helicopter incorporates redundancy in all critical systems, characteristic more commonly found in twin-engine helicopters.



Designation for the original production version; maximum take-off weight: 2,720 kg (5,997 lb).


Designation for the A119 following the merger of Agusta and Westland Helicopters.

AW119 MkII

Improved version, featuring redesigned rotors, greater payload, and better fuel efficiency; maximum take-off weight: 2,850 kg (6,283 lb).

AW119 Ke

Marketing designation for the AW119 MkII (Koala Enhanced).

AW119 Kx

Successor to the Ke model with Garmin G1000H avionic suite, produced in Philadelphia, USA and Hyderabad, India.

TH-73A Thrasher

Military training variant for the US Navy[






6-7 passengers or 1,400 kg (3,086 lb) sling load


12.92 m (42 ft 5 in)


3.60 m (11 ft 10 in)

Empty weight

1,483 kg (3,269 lb)

Max take-off weight

2,850 kg (6,283 lb)

Fuel capacity
3-cell fuel system 605 L (160 US gal)
4-cell fuel system 711 L (188 US gal)
5-cell fuel system 870 L (230 US gal)


1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-37A turboshaft engine,

747 kW (1,002 hp)

Main rotor diameter

10.83 m (35 ft 6 in)

Main rotor area

92.1 m2 (991 sq ft)


Cruise speed

244 km/h (152 mph, 132 kn)

Never exceed speed

282 km/h (175 mph, 152 kn)


954 km (593 mi, 515 nmi)


5 h 20 min

Service ceiling

4,572 m (15,000 ft)

Rate of climb

9.1 m/s (1,790 ft/min).


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