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MD 530G

MD 530G

The MD 530G Light Scout Attack Helicopter is the latest in a lineage that spans more than 60 years of industry-leading scout-attack helicopter evolution. Born from the combat-proven MD 530F airframe, the MD 530G is the newest addition in MD Helicopters' line of purpose driven scout attack helicopters. 



Estimated Performance Capabilities

Max Gross Weight: Int
3,300 lb
Max Gross Weight: Ext
3,750 lb
Useful Load
2,159 lb
Hover-In Ground Effect
16,000 ft
Hover-Out Ground Effect
14,400 ft
Max Cruise Speed
135 kt
Service Ceiling
16,000 ft
260 nm
MD 530G Brochure PDF 1.7 MB Technical Description


MD helicopters have a reputation for being “the most survivable helicopter in the world”. With the integration of on-board systems that include a Stores Management System, forward looking infrared sensor, and an advanced communications suite in the MD 530G, MD Helicopters has evolved a proven platform to also provide comprehensive battlefield command and control coordination for the successful execution of Attack, Reconnaissance and Security missions.


Designed for agile deployment with any rotary wing unit, the MD 530G offers cruise speeds in excess of 110kts and features increased capacity landing gear supporting the 3,750 MGTOW (max gross takeoff weight).  This allows the operator to utilize the increased useful load for additional range, endurance and weapons.


Designed for easy supportability and low-cost operation, MD helicopters’ systems and components are easily accessed and can be maintained at the lowest level possible. Dedicated to successful fielding, training, warranty support and customer support of all MDHI aircraft, MDHI also offers a complete range of both outsourced and turnkey CLS programs to ensure optimal performance for all mission critical engagements.



Infused with modern technology and MDHI innovation, the agility and firepower of the MD 530G will provide significant expansion in airborne combat capabilities, enabling military customers to meet mission requirements in austere environments more effectively and efficiently than ever before.

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