Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Canada’s Department of National Defence, lead a team that has designed, built and configured the CH148 Cyclone for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), maritime search and rescue (SAR), overland operations and utility missions.

As Canada’s first true intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) helicopter, the fly-by-wire Cyclone is equipped with a fully integrated mission system, modern sensors and a multi-mission cabin — providing a quantum leap in maritime helicopter capability.

Entry into service with the Royal Canadian Air Force will occur mid-2018 aboard one of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates.

By 2021 — with delivery of all 28 Cyclone helicopter in full mission configuration — the RCAF’s 12 Wing will base the aircraft at Shearwater, Nova Scotia, and Patricia Bay, British Columbia.

WORLD CLASS MARITIME CAPABILITY

A full-authority fly-by-wire variant of Sikorsky’s successful S-92 helicopter, the CH148 Cyclone helicopter provides exceptional flight handling, and is uniquely qualified to operate aboard Halifax class ships in Sea State 6 conditions.

The full-integrated mission management system developed by General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada presents a tactical map of sea and subsurface domains to the crew of four, enabling Cyclone to operate independently of its host ship.

In Service Support infrastructure and Maritime Helicopter Training Centre developed by Sikorsky with support from L-3 Communications MAS are in place at Shearwater and Patricia Bay.

WORLD CLASS MARITIME CAPABILITY

KEY FEATURES

Fully integrated mission systems and sensors: Featuring multi-mode radar, HELRAS dipping sonar, ESM/Radar Warning Receiver, Aircraft Survivability Suite, dual torpedoes.

Fully integrated mission systems and sensors: Featuring multi-mode radar, HELRAS dipping sonar, ESM/Radar Warning Receiver, Aircraft Survivability Suite, dual torpedoes.
Dual station tactical console with ASW/ASuW full mission suite; or 22 passengers (utility configuration), or multiple medical litters.

Dual station tactical console with ASW/ASuW full mission suite; or 22 passengers (utility configuration), or multiple medical litters.
Fly-by-wire controls enable exceptional handling qualities, folding tail and main rotors, C-RAST deck handling system demonstrated to Sea State 6, CT7-8A7 marinized engines, shipboard maintainable, helicopter in-flight refueling.

Fly-by-wire controls enable exceptional handling qualities, folding tail and main rotors, C-RAST deck handling system demonstrated to Sea State 6, CT7-8A7 marinized engines, shipboard maintainable, helicopter in-flight refueling.
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW): 29,300 lb (13.3 t) — 2,800 lb (1.3 t) more than the civil S-92A; designed to lift 7,000 pounds on the cargo hook.

Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW): 29,300 lb (13.3 t) — 2,800 lb (1.3 t) more than the civil S-92A; designed to lift 7,000 pounds on the cargo hook.
Significant increase in useable cabin space, mission performance and speed compared to the CH-124 Sea King.

Significant increase in useable cabin space, mission performance and speed compared to the CH-124 Sea King. 
The Canadian government approved initial operational capability of the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter in June 2018.

The Canadian government approved initial operational capability of the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter in June 2018. After supporting Canada for nearly 60 years in numerous search, rescue and military missions, the SH-3 Sea King helicopter will retire in late 2018. As the Sea King's successor, Cyclone will build on this storied history and usher in a new era of maritime helicopter operations. Learn more about the Sea King's legacy at http://skr18.ca/.

The Cyclone is pictured performing a hover-in-flight refueling test during sea trials aboard HMCS Montréal.

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