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AS 532SC Cougar  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: AS 332F Super Puma, AS 532MC Cougar and AS 532UE Cougar
Origin: France
Corporations: Airbus Helicopters
Parent System: Puma
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 1968
Maiden Flight: 15 April 1965
Total Production: 1,048
Family Members: AS 332 Super Puma, AS 532 Cougar, EC225e, H215, H225, H225M and SA 330 Puma
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Description: The Aerospatiale, thereafter Eurocopter and now Airbus Helicopters, SA 330 Puma is a medium lift multi-purpose helicopter designed in the 1960s to meet the requirements of the French Army for an all-weather transport helicopter. The prototype flew for the first time on April 15, 1965. The first production aircraft performed its maiden flight in September 1968. The United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) joined the SA 330 Puma program through an agreement signed in 1967. In 1981, Aerospatiale introduced the second generation Puma featuring stretched fuselage and more powerful engines. Known as the AS 332 Super Puma or AS 552 Cougar, the prototype first flew in September 1978. The third generation of the Puma helicopter family developed by Eurocopter first flew in November 2000. The civil version is called EC 225 Super Puma and the military version EC 725 Cougar. These aircraft feature a five-bladed main rotor, more powerful engines, state-of-the-art avionics, glass cockpit, more cabin room and improved performance. The EC 225 and EC 725 helicopters achieved initial operational capability in 2004/2005. More than 1,000 Puma/Super Puma/Cougar helicopters have been produced for customers worldwide.

The original maritime versions provided with the short fuselage were named AS 332F Super Puma. In 1990, the military variants were renamed Cougar and adopted the AS 532 designation. The AS 532MC Cougar is naval Search and Rescue (SAR) and surveillance version. The AS 532SC Cougar is a shipborne variant fully qualified for anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) missions. The AS 532SC can be equipped with AM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, and a dipping sonar. The aircraft is also suitable for SAR missions, vertical replenishment of surface ships at sea, and sea patrol missions.

AS 532SC Cougar Applications


Fighting Ships Foudre Jeanne D'Arc Mistral

AS 532SC Cougar Specifications

Crew: 4
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Troops: 21
Dimensions
Height: 4.60 meter (15.1 foot)
Length: 15.6 meter (51 foot)
Main Rotor Diameter: 15.6 meter
Width: 3 meter
Performance
Max Range: 911 kilometer (492 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,178 shp (2,371 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 252 kph (157 mph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 279 kph (151 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 4 hour (0.17 day)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,350 kilogram (20,613 pound)
Payload: 4,500 kilogram (9,921 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AS 532SC Cougar News

There are 2 news between
10 Jan 2006 and 16 Feb 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010Eurocopter Super Puma/Cougar/EC225 Helicopter Family Marks Four Million Flight Hours
Tuesday, January 10, 2006Kingdom of Jordan Orders 4 Additional EC 635 Helicopters

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Grand Total 4210
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