CH-148 Cyclone

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CH-148 Cyclone

Overview

Overview

The state-of-the-art CH-148 Cyclone replaced the CH-124 Sea King as Canada’s main ship-borne maritime helicopter, providing air support to the Royal Canadian Navy. This new fleet of aircraft is at the forefront of modern technology and one of the most capable maritime helicopters in the world. Well equipped, the CH-148 can excel in all the missions it is designed to undertake.

The Cyclone serves a number of key roles and participates in a variety of activities. It conducts Surface and Subsurface Surveillance and Control, utility and search and rescue missions. It also provides tactical transport for national and international security efforts. This twin-engine helicopter is compatible with the latest high-tech naval frigates and includes several new safety features. Its aluminum and composite airframe is built with lightning-strike and high-intensity radio frequency pulse protection. The aircraft also incorporates flaw tolerance and engine burst containment.

The versatile Cyclone can conduct its operations day and night, and in most weather conditions. The CH-148 is approximately 10% faster than a Sea King.

 

 

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

 

Length 17.22 m
Length (folded configuration) 14.78 m
Rotor span 17.48 m
Height 5.44 m
Weight 9,934 kg
Maximum Gross Weight 13,000 kg
Power General Electric CT7-8A7 turboshaft engines
Max. Speed 287 km/h (155 knots)
Range 740 km (400 NM)
Crew 2 Pilots, 1 Tactical Operator, 1 Sensor Operator
Year(s) procured 2015 - 2018
Quantity in CF

14 (28 upon complete delivery)

Location(s)
  • 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia
  • 12 Wing Patricia Bay, British Columbia

 

##MCECOPY##flight configuration              17.22 m        Length in folded configuration              14.78 m        Rotor span              17.48 m        Height              5.44 m        Weight              9,934 kg        Maximum Gross Weight              13,000 kg        Power              General Electric CT7-8A7 turboshaft engines        Max. Speed              287 km/h (155 knots)        Range              740 km (400 NM)        Crew              4 – 2 Pilots, 1 Tactical Operator, 1 Sensor Operator        Year(s) procured              2015 - 2018        Quantity in CF              

12 as of June 2018 (28 upon complete delivery)

       Location(s)              
  • 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia
  • 12 Wing Patricia Bay, British Columbia
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