The first H125 military versions constructed in the United States are being added to the Airbus lineup of military helicopters by Airbus Helicopters as the AH-125 and MH-125 Ares. These combat-ready aircraft will be equipped with militarised options to satisfy the demands of international partners and allies in the parapublic and military sectors.
The MH-125 Ares will be equipped as a multi-role helicopter with the ability to perform a variety of activities, while the AH-125 Ares will be outfitted as the helicopter’s armed variant. The new models add to Airbus’ vast lineup of military helicopters, which already includes the H125M.
The H125 family dominates the single-engine market globally and has the most certified modifications (supplemental type certificates) than any other family. The H125 helicopter can now be quickly reconfigured to perform a variety of mission sets in less than 30 minutes, including light attack, air assault, search and rescue, casualty evacuation, disaster response, and other combat and para public operations.
The design, engineering, certification, and production of the armament installation will be handled by MAG Aerospace. The helicopter can carry a variety of weaponry, including unguided rockets and a.50 calibre (12.7 mm) gun, as well as precision-guided weapons in the future. Throughout the mission, the installation enables doors-on-flight.
The H125 is the most popular helicopter in the world and has been used by American law enforcement and government organizations for many years. With more than 100 H125 family aircraft now in service, the U.S. government is the H125’s single largest client and operator. It is currently the light enforcement helicopter used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.