OH-58F

The OH-58F is the next generation Kiowa Warrior designed specifically for the Army's next generation Scout mission. Building on the proven strengths of its predecessor while adding the latest in advanced technology, the OH-58F answers the call for tenacity, stealth and lethality. The OH-58F features enhanced sensors, new cockpit control hardware and software, three color multi-function displays, a dual-redundant digital engine controller and the latest aircraft survivable equipment. Level II Manned-Unmanned Operations (MUM-O) technology is also incorporated to provide increased situational awareness and improved battlefield command and control.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Nose Mounted Sensor
  • New Control and Display Subsystem 5 (CDS5)
  • Improved MCPU
  • Integrated Common Missile Warning System (CMWS)
  • Dual Channel FADEC
  • Integrated Level II MUM-O (Manned-UnManned Operations)

Weapons

  • M3P .50 Cal. Machine Gun
  • 2.75” Rocket Pods (7 Shot)
  • Laser-guided Hellfire Missiles (optional)

Digital Cockpit

  • Single pilot operable
  • 2 5x7 Color displays
  • 1 6x8 Color display
  • Dual, independent map channels
  • Control and Display Subsystem version 5 (CDS5)
  • SWB 4 and Beyond
  • Improved MCPU
  • Emergency Standby Attitude Indicator (ESIS)

Performance/Reliability

  • 250 C30R/3 Engine (FADEC) dual channel FADEC
  • Bell 406 Transmission
  • CBM – Condition Based Maintenance

Navigation Guidance

  • P3I EGI (GPS/INS)
  • World-Wide Navigation

Communication/Identification/Interoperability

  • AN/ARC-231 UHF/VHF/SATCOM (2)
  • AN/ARC-201 VHF FM (2)
  • Digital Communications (IDM 304)
  • Digital ICS
  • Improved Frequency Modulation (IFM)
  • APX-123 (mode 5)
  • Blue Force Tracker (BFT)
  • VMF Certified

Sensors

  • Advanced FLIR, I2, Color TV
  • Std & Eyesafe LRF/D
  • Laser Pointer
  • Laser Spot Tracker
  • High Skids & Side Beam solution
  • Federated Level II UAS Teaming – on any display

Sustainability

  • Meet or exceed R&M requirements
  • Current and Predicted readiness rate (>80%)
  • Supportable in current Army system
  • Integrated Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)

Armament and Lethality

  • M260-7 tube 2.75 FFAR Launcher (up to 2)
  • 0.50 cal (M3P)
  • MIL-STD-1760 Weapons Bus
  • Digital HELLFIRE Launcher
  • JAGM Integration
  • Modernized Rocket Launcher

Aircraft Survivability Equipment

  • Integrated Common Missile Warning System (CMWS)
  • Integrated APR-39A(v)4 Pulse/Doppler Radar Warning Receiver
  • Integrated AN/AVR 2B Laser Warning Receiver

Survivability

  • LW/Repairable Armored crew station (Seat back, side, bottom, combustor, fuel control)
  • 30 minute run dry gearboxes
  • Redundant cockpit flight controls
  • Ballistically tolerant blades and fuel cell
  • Hidden exhaust, small presented area, and low IR signature

Essential Specifications

Cruise Speed with Weapons 95 kts 176 kph
Range 140 nm 260 km
Seating 2 crew seats in cockpit  
Maximum Gross Weight 5,500 lbs 2,495 kg
Powerplant One (1) Rolls-Royce 250-C30R3
  650 shp 485 kW