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The TH-73A Thrasher is the military variant of the commercially available Leonardo AW119T. First delivered to the Navy in August 2021, the Trasher is utilized for undergraduate rotary and tilt-rotor pilot training for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and selected allied nations with current and relevant training platforms. The TH-73A offers modern avionics with integrated flight management systems; enhanced night vision training capability including an IR searchlight, IR position lights, and formation lighting; and greater performance in both speed and superior power margins that are more comparable to current military aircraft. The TH-73A is the ideal solution, combining unmatched versatility and precise handling characteristics. A single aircraft configuration covers all training requirements while the helicopter features outstanding manoeuvrability and a robust design with best-in-class levels of safety.


The TH-73A is the most spacious helicopter in its class and can accommodate two pilots and up to four additional passengers. The unique, centrally located observer seat allows a non-flying student to fully observe the cockpit, maximizing learning and training opportunities. The cabin is easily reconfigured and can be fitted with dedicated role equipment such as a rescue hoist and cargo hook to fulfill multiple training missions effectively.

Optimized for the mission

The helicopter maximizes the efficiency of training cycles and events with high cruise speed and extended range. Modern avionics make for a rapid and smooth transition to other helicopter types. The TH-73A features touchdown autorotation capability up to maximum gross weight and high power margins that provide a forgiving environment to introduce new pilots to rotary wing flight.

Advanced avionics

The TH-73A is the first single-engine helicopter in decades to meet all IFR standards and be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It offers the Genesys advanced avionics IFR glass cockpit which includes four IDU-680 displays in a dual-sided PFD/MFD format with dual redundant ADAHRS, dual GPS/FMS, dual Data Acquisition Unit (DAU), and other supporting sensors. The Level A, IFR certified, IDU-680, is a large EFIS display that offers high-resolution LCD glass depicting 3D Synthetic Vision, Highway-In-The-Sky (HITS), Enhanced HTAWS, Integrated FMS, Hover Vector, and many more features.

Inherent safety and survivability

The TH-73A has excellent safety characteristics thanks to robust skid-type landing gear, a high-resistance cocoon airframe, crash-worth fuel system, and crash-worthy seating together with a redundancy of all critical systems, typical of twin-engine helicopters. The fully articulated main rotor provides agile handling at low levels and in confined areas, while the main gearbox guarantees a 30-minute run-dry capability.

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