MD Helicopters, Inc. to Exhibit at Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia, 17-21 March
MDHI’s inaugural participation at LIMA 2015 will focus on military and paramilitary rotorcraft solutions; on display will be the MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter
Mesa, Ariz., March 17, 2015
MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced today that it will attend the 2015 Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition at the Mashuri International Exhibition Centre, 17-21 March 2015. The MD Helicopters chalet and static display will feature the MD 530G, the mid-range model of the company’s new scout attack helicopter fleet.
“MD Helicopters has delivered the safest, most reliable rotorcraft to global civil, military and para-military customers for more than five decades,” says Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer for MD Helicopters. “We are excited for our first appearance at Langkawi, and the opportunity to introduce the region’s commercial, government, military and maritime defence delegations to MD’s fleet of armed single-engine 500-Series helicopters.”
MD Helicopters will welcome LIMA 2015 attendees at a 2,700 square meter chalet that will highlight the company’s scout attack helicopter capabilities and the contributions of the industry-leading organizations whose technologies, systems and products played an integral role in bringing the MD 530G to market.
“As the mid-range model in our scout attack family,” Kitchen continues, “the MD 530G is a hot and high performer capable of delivering both suppressive fire and precision strike capabilities in support of a range of mission profiles. With integrated on-board systems that include the MOOG Stores Management System, forward looking infrared sensors from L3-Wescam, an advanced communications suite from Harris, and the Scorpion® Helmet-mounted Cueing System from Thales, this proven platform delivers comprehensive battlefield command and control coordination.”
The complete range of MD Scout Attack Helicopters delivers superior hot-high performance along with proven lethality in a range of air-to-ground support and close-air-combat scenarios by integrating the best in advanced avionics, communications and weapons management systems, a choice of multi-station weapons platforms, and customizable armaments that include:
- the Dillon Aero M134 Machine Gun
- the .50 caliber FN Herstal Heavy Machine Gun Pod (HMP) and Rocket Machine Gun Pod (RMP),
- Raytheon’s laser-guided TALON 2.75 inch rockets and Griffin Missile System, and
- Lockheed Martin’s anti-armor Hellfire Missiles.
The MD 530G on display at LIMA will feature the 650 shp Rolls Royce 250-C30 engine, longer main-rotor blades, high-capacity landing gear, the Moog Stores Management System (SMS), Harris Corporation’s RF-7850A-UA tactical radio, Thales’ Scorpion helmet-mounted cueing system, the Mace Aviation Extended Range Weapons Wing (ER2W), FN Herstal Machine Gun Pods and Rocket Machine Pods, Dillon Aero M134D-H Mini-Gun, the L-3 Wescam MX-10, and M260 rocket pod with TALON laser-guided rockets.
“With global threat levels on the rise, our ability to respond to the emergent requirements of the United States and our Allies is more important than ever before,” Kitchen concludes. “MD Helicopters has a capability unmatched by other OEMs in our space to deliver purpose-built solutions faster and with more reliability for virtually any mission requirement.”
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