Rooivalk is a latest-generation attack helicopter manufactured by Denel Aviation of South Africa. Rooivalk AH-2AS start first operated by the South African Air Force (Saaf) in July 1999. However, Saaf want Rooivalk is equipped with anti-tank missiles Mokopa ZT-6, and finally produced in March 2004.
In May 2007, Denel Group have said they will stop developing Rooivalk, but in November 2007 the South African government announced it would invest 137 million dollars in the Rooivalk to bring it to operational status in 2011.
In April 2011, Saaf received five blocks 1F Rooivalk upgraded version that can be integrated with anti-tank missiles Mokopa.
Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) is in the front cockpit and the pilot sat behind the WSO. Cockpit, equipped with crashworthy seats, armor protection, and Collective Control Hands-on and Stick (HOCAS).
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Thales Avionics TopOwl helmet-mounted sight display (HMSD) provide crew information display on the nap-of-the-earth-flight (NOE). TopOwl incorporates an integrated measurement system for direct articulation weapons such as cannon, muzzle-seeking missiles or air-to-air. Rooivalk is also integrated with the Gen IV image intensifier and FLIR capability and there is a transition from day to night with just the push of a button.
Rooivalk made with crash-resistant structure and is designed with a low-featured stealth radar, visual and infrared and acoustic signatures (trace).
Rooivalk can be equipped with a comprehensive range of weaponry selected in accordance with mission needs, ranging from mission anti-tank, anti-helicopter, ferry mission to provide suppression ashore. Heli is able to attack multiple targets at the same time near and far, using a nose-mounted cannon and a range of underwing-mounted munitions.
F2 20mm dual-feed, with the use of gas on his cannon produces high velocity ammunition up to 1.100m / s at a rate of firing 740 rounds per minute. Cannon is mounted on the "chin" Rooivalk.
Rooivalk is also armed with long-range anti-tank Mokopa developed by Kentron Division of Denel. Mokopa missile has semi-active seeker head and fitted with tandem warheads with a range of more than 8.5 km.
In addition, the Rooivalk can carry four missiles air-to-air as Denel Aerospace Systems V3C Darter or MBDA Mistral and capable of firing missiles and Hellfire HOT 3.
Dam V3C Darter missile Mistral has an infrared seeker for the appointment of a target. Mistral which is already used by Saaf has an effective range of about 6km.
Rooivalk is also equipped with a folding-fin aerial rockets (folding-fin) 70mm from the company Forges de Zeebrugge Belgium with a variety of warheads that can be selected according to the type of targets in the mission.
Electronic Warfare Suite
This suite consists of self-protection suites (HEWSPS), combines radar warning, laser warning and countermeasures system threats.
Navigation and Communication
Rooivalk is equipped with advanced navigation suite including Doppler radar sensors, and Thales Avionics with 8 channel GPS.
Communications suite consists of two VHF / UHF transceiver with AM, FM and digital processing of the conversation, one HF radio frequency safety and IFF transporder.
Characteristics and Specifications
Crew: Pilot and Weapons Systems Operator
Mission: Anti-tank, ground suppression, anti-helicopter,
ferry, reconnaissance and counter-insurgency
Distance main rotor to the tail rotor: 18.732 m
Main rotor diameter: 15.58 m
Overall Height: 5.187 mm
Length: 16.39 m