Eurocopter delivers first NH90 TTH to the French Army

Eurocopter delivers first NH90 TTH to the French Army 27 Dec, 11, Source: HeliHub.com

On 22nd December, Eurocopter delivered the first NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) to the ALAT (French Army Aviation Corps).  Prior to official information being released by the manufacturer, we consulted the the French defence ministry website, which told us that their TTH model carries Side and rear machine guns as well as the following equipment

  • Tactical Mission Management
  • Integrated navigation and radio navigation
  • Integrated Communications Management
  • Integrated mapping system
  • Equipment against measures: missile launch detector, laser detector, radar detector, decoy launchers
  • IFF interrogator and
  • Rescue hoist
  • Double sensor helmet (including the intensification of light)
  • Thermal imaging (FLIR Steering)
  • Obstacle detector
  • Weather Radar
  • Cable cuts
  • Ramp back

The French Army NH90 program calls for Operability phase in 2013 and deployment capability in 2014 – the latter being determined by having a minimum of eight operational helicopters.

Source :Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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