24-Jul-2010 Source: Koninklkijke Luchmacht
(electronic translation from the Dutch press release)
The second NH90 helicopter arrived yesterday afternoon at Maritime Air Station De Kooy. Defence purchased this helicopter type to replace both the Lynx maritime helicopters and the AB-412 rescue helicopters.
The Operational Test & Evaluation (OT & E) team flew the aircraft from Italy to the Netherlands. The team submits the unit for operational deployment is a series of extensive testing during OT & E process. Now Defense 2 NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopters has, more can be flown, which is good for the OT & E process and educational development.
A total of 20 NH90 helicopters supplied with December 1 as de Kooy get home. These devices are used after testing and evaluation of maritime tasks such as operating from ships and search and rescue operations.
The remaining 8 NH90s will soon transport tasks. They are Airbase Gilze-Rijen stationed.
Defence Helicopter Command
The NH-90, like other helicopters of Defense hosted by the Defence Helicopter Command. In the short term, the third unit is expected.