Eurocopter AS532 Cougar

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The Eurocopter AS532 Cougar is a twin-engine, medium-weight, multipurpose helicopter developed by France. The AS532 is a development and upgrade of the Aérospatiale SA330 Puma in its militarized form. (Its civilian counterpart is the Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma.) The AS532 has been further developed as the Eurocopter EC725.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • AS532 UL/AL: The AS 532 UL/AL is the long version of the Cougar family and is powered by two Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines. It carries a crew of 2 and up to 29 troops or 6 injured passengers on stretchers plus 10 others. As with the other versions of the Cougar, the AS 532 UL/AL can lift 4.5 tons by means of a sling. The Horizon battlefield ground surveillance system can be installed on the AS 532 UL (utility version). The AS 532 AL (armed version) can also be fitted with a variety of weapons, including pod-mounted 20 mm cannons, 68 mm rocket-launchers and side-mounted rapid fire machine-guns.
  • AS532 SC: The AS 532SC is the naval version of the Cougar family and is powered by two Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines. This version is mainly used for Anti-surface unit warfare (ASUW), fitted with AM39 Exocet missiles; Anti-submarine warfare (ASW), fitted with a variable-depth sonar and torpedoes; Search and rescue; and Sea patrols. For deck landing, securing at high sea states, maneuver and traverse this variant can be fitted with ASIST.
  • 'AS535: French Army Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR or RESCO in French) version.

Users[edit | edit source]

  • Albania
    • Albanian Air Force
  • Brazil
    • Brazilian Army
    • Brazilian Navy
  • Bulgaria
    • Bulgarian Air Force
  • Chile
    • Chilean Army
    • Chilean Navy
  • France
    • French Army
    • French Air Force
    • Marine Nationale
  • Germany
    • Luftwaffe
  • Republic of Korea
    • Republic of Korea Air Force
  • Malawi
    • Malawi Air Force
  • Netherlands
    • Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Saudi Arabia
    • Royal Saudi Air Force
  • Singapore
    • Republic of Singapore Air Force
  • Slovenia
    • Slovenian Air Force
  • South Africa
    • South African Navy
  • Spain
    • Spanish Air Force
    • Spanish Army
  • Switzerland
    • Swiss Air Force
  • Tanzania
    • Tanzania Air Force Command
  • Turkey
    • Turkish Air Force
    • Turkish Army
  • Venezuela
    • Venezuelan Air Force
  • Zimbabwe
    • Zimbabwe Air Force

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