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Jun
29
2021

Helicopters tailored for special forces

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With the H145M, the H225M and the NH90, Airbus Helicopters offers a comprehensive and complementary range of rotorcraft tailored for special operations. Already in service, the H145M and the H225M have proven their worth, while the NH90 is evolving to adapt to the specific needs of the special forces with the upcoming Standard 2. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145M H225M NH90
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May
06
2021

New Zealand: the NH90 on every front

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The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) retired its fleet of UH-1H Iroquois in 2015 and now operates NH90s. The RNZAF was looking for a very versatile helicopter and that is exactly what it found with the TTH variant of the NH90. The eight aircraft purchased are being used today by No. 3 Squadron based in Ōhakea, on North Island. They are few in number, but their versatility enables them to handle a wide range of missions: from traditional military operations to support for different government agencies, including search and rescue as well as maritime operations, in the latter case with the NH90 embarked on the New Zealand Navy’s multi-role vessel, HMNZS Canterbury.

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Tags: Airbus NH90 RNZAF Royal New Zealand Air Force UH-1H
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Apr
23
2021

Six years in the Sahel

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The first two NH90 Caïmans from the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment (RHC) of the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) unit arrived in Gao in November 2014 to take part in Operation Barkhane. Since then, these aircraft have had an increasingly valuable role in a mobile war being played out in an extremely difficult natural environment.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters ALAT French Army Light Aviation NH90
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Apr
21
2021

A transformation plan for customer support

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NH90 users are fully satisfied when it comes to the aircraft’s performance level. They would, however, like to benefit from better availability. The programme’s three industrial partners therefore came together in 2020 to prepare a joint situation report and outline a transformation plan, the only way to really overhaul helicopter support concept. 

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Tags: Airbus NH90
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Apr
19
2021

NH90: on the level

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Twenty-five years after the maiden flight of its first prototype, the NH90 continues to enjoy significant industrial and operational success. With 444 aircraft currently operating in 13 countries, it proves its worth in combat every day.

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Tags: Airbus NH90
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Dec
24
2020

Qatar’s NH90 helicopter programme marks major milestone with first flights

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The Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 helicopter programme marked a major milestone last week with first flights performed in Italy and France. The first NH90 NATO frigate helicopter (NFH), assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, and the first tactical troop transport (TTH) over-land aircraft, assembled at Airbus Helicopters’ Marignane site, took to the air on 15th and 18th of December respectively. The flights allowed crews to evaluate general handling and basic systems and the helicopters performed as expected.

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Tags: Emini Air Force Leonardo NH90
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Nov
30
2020

Bundeswehr orders 31 NH90 helicopters for shipborne operations

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Donauwörth, 26 November 2020 - The German Bundeswehr has ordered 31 NH90 NFH helicopters, to be known as Sea Tiger, for the German Navy’s shipborne operations. Nathalie Tarnaud-Laude, President of NH90 Helicopter Industries (NHI) and Giorgio Gomma, General Manager of the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), on behalf of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) signed the contract on 26 November. The helicopters will replace the German Navy’s Sea Lynx Mk88A fleet which entered into service in 1981. The Bundeswehr has already ordered 18 NH90 Sea Lion naval transport helicopters, seven of which have already been delivered.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Bundeswehr NH90 Shipborne Operations
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Oct
14
2020

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for search and rescue missions

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Albacete, 14 October 2020 - NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) have delivered the first NH90 to the Spanish Air Force that will boost their search and rescue (SAR) and combat search and rescue (CSAR) mission capabilities.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters CSAR Fokker Leonardo NH90 NHIndustries SAR Spanish Air Force
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Oct
12
2020

France signs contract for upgraded NH90 TTH for Special Forces

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Marignane, 12 October 2020 – NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker), have signed with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) a firm contract for the development of an upgraded version of the NH90 Tactical Troop Helicopter (TTH) for the French Special Forces (TFRA Standard 2). Under the terms of the production contract, the final batch of 10 NH90s already ordered by the French Ministry of Armed Forces, through the Armament General Directorate (DGA), will be delivered directly to this new standard at the beginning of 2025.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters NAHEMA NATO NH90 NHIndustries
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