Malaysian Maritime Force Receives First AW139 Helicopter

22 July 2010 (Last Updated July 22nd, 2010 18:30)

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has received its first AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter from AgustaWestland. The new AW139 will undergo maritime operations including search and rescue, coastal patrol and law enforcement around Malaysia's extensive coastline.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has received its first AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter from AgustaWestland.

The new AW139 will undergo maritime operations including search and rescue, coastal patrol and law enforcement around Malaysia's extensive coastline.

Equipment of the new AW139 includes a FLIR, NVG compatible cockpit and a four-axis automatic flight control system with SAR modes.

AW139 is a new-generation medium twin-turbine helicopter designed with inherent multirole capability and flexibility of operation.

With a maximum range of 1,061km, the helicopter has an endurance capacity of more than five hours with a maximum cruising speed of 165kt.

MMEA is expected to receive an additional two helicopters in 2011.