The Italian Directorate of Air Armaments (ARMAEREO) has granted military certification to AgustaWestland’s AW149 multirole military helicopter. Over the past few months, the AW149 has completed certification trials with the Reparto Sperimentale di Volo (RSV), the Italian Official Test Center based at Pratica di Mare Airbase, near Rome. Operational evaluation tests will follow.
AW149. Photo courtesy AgustaWestland
Featuring a digital avionics system with an NVG-compatible glass cockpit and a four-axis autopilot, the platform is designed for modern battlefield operations, troop transport, SAR, special forces operations and reconnaissance.