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Helicopters tailored for special forces

Helicopters tailored for special forces

30-Jun-2021

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. “Nowhere... Read more

Australia grounds NH90 again

Australia grounds NH90 again

22-Jun-2021Source: news.com.au

Defence insiders claim the Australian Army’s Taipan helicopters are “no longer safe to fly”, revealing “potentially catastrophic” maintenance issues behind their suspension. The MRH-90 Taipan fleet is used to transport troops and provide fire protection during special operations and counter-terrorism missions. But the entire fleet has been out of action and grounded since the beginning... Read more

Thales TopOwl helmet picked for Special Ops NH90

Thales TopOwl helmet picked for Special Ops NH90

30-Apr-2021Source: Thales

NHIndustries has chosen the new-generation TopOwl Digital Display helmet from Thales for the special forces variant of the NH90 helicopter. This variant has been developed at the request of the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to meet the requirements of France’s special forces, and is also available to partner countries and other NH90 customers. This... Read more

Rheinmetall to supply digital classroom for German Navy NH90 training

Rheinmetall to supply digital classroom for German Navy NH90 training

22-Jan-2021Source: Rheinmetall

The German Navy is once again counting on simulation expertise from Rheinmetall when it comes to training its NH90 NTH Sea Lion helicopter crews. In December 2020 the European NH90 procurement and management organization, NAHEMA, awarded the company an order for an Asterion classroom solution destined for Naval Air Wing 3 at Nordholz on the... Read more

Qatar NH90 helicopter programme marks major milestone with first flights

Qatar NH90 helicopter programme marks major milestone with first flights

5-Jan-2021Source: Leonardo

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... Read more

Leonardo’s acoustic sub hunter technology adds dipping sonar in new demo

Leonardo’s acoustic sub hunter technology adds dipping sonar in new demo

22-Dec-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has recently proven the newly-expanded capabilities of its ULISSES acoustic anti-submarine warfare (ASW) system in a demonstration off the coast of Italy. During the demo, Leonardo showed how the Firefly, AQS-18, dipping sonar from L3Harris Technologies worked in concert with the ULISSES processor to automatically locate simulated enemy submarines and alert the crew to... Read more

Indra delivers the second NH90 simulator to the Spanish Armed Forces

Indra delivers the second NH90 simulator to the Spanish Armed Forces

22-Dec-2020Source: Indra

Indra delivered the latest FMS (Full Mission Simulator) on November 23 to the NH90 Simulator Center, which has been in operation at the Spanish Army’s Aviation Academy (ACAVIET) CESIHEL Center, at the Agoncillo military base in La Rioja. With this delivery, Indra positions itself as one of the few companies that offers training solutions for... Read more

Bundeswehr orders 31 NH90 for shipborne operations

Bundeswehr orders 31 NH90 for shipborne operations

8-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The German Bundeswehr has ordered 31 NH90 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... Read more

GKN Aerospace promotes its role in German NH90 order

GKN Aerospace promotes its role in German NH90 order

2-Dec-2020Source: GKN Aerospace

NHIndustries and NAHEMA, acting as the Contracting Authority on behalf of the German Bundeswehr, have signed the contract for the procurement of 31 NH90 helicopters for shipborne operations. The contract brings the total order book to 597 rotorcraft. The purchase of the helicopters strengthens GKN Aerospace’s leadership position in the defence industry today and reinforces... Read more

Germany procures 31 NH90s for Navy role

Germany procures 31 NH90s for Navy role

2-Dec-2020Source: NHI

NHIndustries and NAHEMA, on behalf of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) signed the contract for the acquisition of the helicopters, related support services and training on November 26th, 2020. The Sea Tiger will represent the German configuration of the NH90 NFH helicopter and will... Read more

New-generation Euroflir410 selected for NH90 TFRA & Special forces

New-generation Euroflir410 selected for NH90 TFRA & Special forces

21-Oct-2020Source: Safran Electronics & Defense

Safran Electronics & Defense has won a contract from Airbus Helicopters to supply new-generation Euroflir™410 observation systems for ten NH90-TTH Caiman helicopters deployed by French Special Forces. These new Standard 2 helicopters will allow French forces to handle the full range of utility missions. The new-generation Euroflir™410 is capable of detecting and identifying threats at... Read more

CAE hands over CAE 700MR NH90 simulator to Royal New Zealand Air Force

CAE hands over CAE 700MR NH90 simulator to Royal New Zealand Air Force

20-Oct-2020Source: CAE

CAE announced that earlier this month it officially handed over a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). “This advanced NH90 simulator means Royal New Zealand NH90 aircrews can train safely and cost-effectively in New Zealand,” said Matthew Sibree, Managing Director,... Read more

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for SAR missions

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for SAR missions

15-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

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. The Spanish Air Force will receive 12 NH90s intended to replace its aging fleet of AS332 Super Pumas and... Read more

France signs contract for upgraded NH90 TTH for Special Forces

France signs contract for upgraded NH90 TTH for Special Forces

12-Oct-2020Source: NH Industries

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... Read more

Royal Netherlands Air Force sends replacement NH90 to Curacao

Royal Netherlands Air Force sends replacement NH90 to Curacao

9-Oct-2020Source: Royal Netherlands Air Force

HNLMS Groningen will have access to an NH90 maritime combat helicopter again after 2.5 months. This morning a plane took off by air to the Caribbean. The helicopter replaces the one that crashed in July. The NH90 has been prepared for air transport at Eindhoven Air Base in recent days. The aircraft was already loaded... Read more

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

26-Jun-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support contract with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), to support 276 NH90 engines owned by BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) in Germany and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA). The RTM322 engines will be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP) under... Read more

Nova Systems wins Norwegian NH90 contract

Nova Systems wins Norwegian NH90 contract

28-Feb-2020Source: Nova Systems

Nova Systems Norway, a subsidiary of Nova Systems UK has been awarded a 2-year framework contract worth €15m by the Norwegian Armed Forces to support the NH90 maritime helicopter programme. This contract award has seen a massive expansion for Nova Norway – ‘doubling the size of its Norwegian operation overnight’. The NH90 is a medium-sized,... Read more

Rheinmetall modernizing German NH90 flight simulators

Rheinmetall modernizing German NH90 flight simulators

21-Feb-2020Source: Rheinmetall

As part of the Helicopter Flight Training Systems (HFTS) GmbH team, Rheinmetall is modernizing flight simulators for the German Army Aviation Corps’ NH90 helicopters. A contract to this effect was signed at the end of December 2019. For Rheinmetall, the order is worth a figure in the lower double-digit euro million range. Awarded to HFTS,... Read more

CAE to provide German Navy with NH90 training solution

CAE to provide German Navy with NH90 training solution

30-Dec-2019Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE Elektronik GmbH has signed a contract with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to provide the German Navy with a comprehensive training solution for the NH90 Sea Lion helicopter. The German Navy is procuring a fleet of 18 NH90 Sea Lion helicopters to support search and rescue (SAR) operations and... Read more

Spain receives NH90 simulator from Indra

Spain receives NH90 simulator from Indra

4-Nov-2019Source: Indra

Indra, one of the leading multinational technology and consulting companies, has delivered the most advanced helicopter flight simulator in Europe to the Spanish Army. It is the NH90 training system, which contributes to the training of pilots of the three army corps and has been installed at the Héroes del Revellín base in Agoncillo (La... Read more

RNLAF NH90 to be upgraded with Hostile Fire Indicator System

RNLAF NH90 to be upgraded with Hostile Fire Indicator System

4-Nov-2019Source: Terma

 In 2012, Terma completed a study program for Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to identify the best possible way of protecting the NH90 aircraft against IR seeking missiles. The study pointed out the MASE system as the preferred choice giving the best compromise between improved self-protection, mission/aircraft compatibility, cost and fleet commonality. The MASE installation... Read more

Netherlands Ministry of Defence opens new NH90 training facility

Netherlands Ministry of Defence opens new NH90 training facility

31-Oct-2019Source: Rotorsim

Rotorsim, the joint venture owned equally by CAE and Leonardo, announced the successful start of training on the NH90 Full Mission Flight Trainer (FMFT) following its relocation from the Rotorsim training centre in Sesto Calende, Italy to a new training facility at Maritime Air Base de Kooy in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Netherlands Ministry... Read more

Airbus delivers first NH90 Sea Lion to the German Armed Forces

Airbus delivers first NH90 Sea Lion to the German Armed Forces

25-Oct-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), with a further two to be delivered by the end of the year. In total, 18 Sea Lions have been ordered for the Germany Navy, with deliveries expected to be... Read more

ST Engineering to support German NH90 fleet

ST Engineering to support German NH90 fleet

24-Oct-2019Source: ST Engineering

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its Aerospace and Electronics sectors have secured new contracts with a combined value of about $1.8b for the third quarter (3Q) of 2019. Contracts by the Aerospace sector worth about $1.0b The Aerospace sector secured various contracts amounting to $1.0b across its spectrum of aviation manufacturing and... Read more

Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on maintenance activities

Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on maintenance activities

3-Sep-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters as prime contractor will work together with Dresden-based Elbe Flugzeugwerke to maintain the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr’s) NH90 fleet. Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed the corresponding 10-year support contract on Wednesday. The services to be rendered at a package price under this contract... Read more

German NH90s get upgrade with Rohde & Schwarz radios

German NH90s get upgrade with Rohde & Schwarz radios

12-Aug-2019Source: Rohde & Schwarz

The NH90 Sea LION carries improved communications equipment, which means that it can be used in international air space under network centric warfare conditions. The NH90 Sea LION helicopter recently completed a series of demonstrations for the German Navy, covering search and rescue and navy reconnaissance missions, and delivery of Special Forces equipment. The German... Read more

Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

23-Jul-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including SAR missions, in July. Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy reconnaissance capabilities, and dropping off commandos and Special Forces equipment, including an... Read more

Terma Aircraft Survivability Equipment on RNLAF NH90 Ready for Operational Use

Terma Aircraft Survivability Equipment on RNLAF NH90 Ready for Operational Use

25-Jun-2019Source: Terma

In 2012, Terma completed a study program for Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to identify the best possible way of protecting the NH90 aircraft against IR seeking missiles. The study pointed out the MASE system as the preferred choice giving the best compromise between improved self-protection, mission/aircraft compatibility, cost and fleet commonality. The MASE installation is... Read more

RUAG successfully completes the first NH90 inspection

RUAG successfully completes the first NH90 inspection

6-May-2019Source: RUAG

“Our helicopter specialists prove many years of experience in the maintenance of military helicopters. This successful NH90 inspection confirms our ability to apply our experience to include the Bundeswehr’s most advanced helicopter type as well,” explains Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, Dornier 228, Military, RUAG MRO International. “The Bundeswehr is our long-standing customer... Read more

New contract between NHIndustries and the NATO Agency NAHEMA

New contract between NHIndustries and the NATO Agency NAHEMA

13-Dec-2018Source: NHIndustries

NHIndustries is pleased to announce the signature of the NH90 Through Life Support (TLS) contract between NHIndustries and the NATO Agency NAHEMA, acting as the Contracting Authority on behalf of nine nations (Australia, Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and New Zealand). TLS is a one single comprehensive package of engineering services covering the... Read more

Patria received a follow-on NH90 maintenance order

Patria received a follow-on NH90 maintenance order

28-Nov-2018Source: Patria

Patria Helicopters AS has received an order for NH90 helicopters heavy maintenance taking place in Bardufoss, Norway as the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has released the first option of one year from April 2019 onwards. Patria and the NDLO signed an agreement in 2017 on the support of the Norwegian Defence Forces NH90 helicopters’... Read more

Italy Saves €450M from Defence Contract

Italy Saves €450M from Defence Contract

15-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Italy is planning on cutting €450 million from their 2019 planned defence spending in order to help support tax and social welfare cuts. A detailed plan will be released in the coming days but for now they have revealed that the money will be coming from suspending their purchases on NH-90 aircraft for both the... Read more

Kongsberg opens new transmission MRO facility for AW101 and NH90

Kongsberg opens new transmission MRO facility for AW101 and NH90

5-Nov-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo congratulates Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace on the opening of its new AW101 and NH90 helicopter transmissions MRO and test facility in Kongsberg, Norway. The new facility will provide an in-country capability for the Norwegian AW101 and NH90 helicopter fleets as well as supporting other AW101 and NH90 helicopters throughout Scandinavia and for other international... Read more

Norwegian NH90 Procurement Criticised

Norwegian NH90 Procurement Criticised

31-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Norway’s Auditor General has been criticising NHIndustries as well as the Norwegian Ministry of Defence for not calculating risks involved the NH90 helicopter procurement programme. The helicopters were supposed to be delivered in 2008, but as of have not been. The Auditor General has commented that majority of the responsibility for the delays lies with... Read more

NH90 User Conference 2018

NH90 User Conference 2018

10-Oct-2018Source: NHI

This 7th edition of the NH90 User Conference will be hosted by the Commander of the Fuerzas Aeromóviles des Ejército de Tierra. Notably, this is the first time that the conference is taking place outside one of the countries who founded the NH90 program. The first edition of this conference took place in 2011. NHI... Read more

Norway to Use NH90 For Coastguard Missions

Norway to Use NH90 For Coastguard Missions

1-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has decided that their 14 NH90 helicopters will be used for both naval and coastguard operations. This came after a study performed by Norway’s FFI defence research institute. They are aiming to use the aircraft for both operations by 2022, reports Flight Global. This should ensure that they generate 5,400h... Read more

Norwegian Navy tests NH90 helicopter landings on ships in open sea

Norwegian Navy tests NH90 helicopter landings on ships in open sea

29-Aug-2018Source: NLR

The Norwegian navy recently tested helicopter/ship landings in the North Sea. The object was to determine the operational limits within which NH90 helicopters could land safely on two Norwegian ships in open sea. The method used for that purpose, developed by NLR in association with the Dutch navy, produced a significant saving on the costs... Read more

NH90 Qatar contract now effective

NH90 Qatar contract now effective

22-Aug-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announces that it has made effective the contract, signed on March 14, 2018, for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of Qatar and has therefore booked the order in its backlog and received the advance payment relating to the contract. Leonardo acts as overall prime... Read more

New Zealand orders NH90 flight training device from CAE

New Zealand orders NH90 flight training device from CAE

10-Aug-2018Source: CAE

CAE announced it has been awarded a contract from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) with a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device (FTD). The contract also includes the provision of long-term maintenance and support services upon delivery of the simulator to RNZAF Base Ohakea... Read more

NH90 Sea Lion starts Qualification phase

NH90 Sea Lion starts Qualification phase

19-Jul-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion has performed its first flight in serial configuration on July 10. This event marks the beginning of the helicopter’s qualification phase together with the customer’s official authorities. When the qualification phase is finished, the German customer will release the military type certificate to allow the first serial... Read more

Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

2-Jul-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea has recently launched a tender for 12 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy). ROK Navy hopes to be operational by 2020 with the new helicopters. Proposals will be accepted until 28 September 2018. The candidates that are in the running for the $400... Read more

RNLAF NH90 MASE now in operational use

RNLAF NH90 MASE now in operational use

27-Apr-2018Source: Terma

The first MASE equipped Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) NH90 helicopter has successfully passed a comprehensive test program consisting of ground, flight, and certification tests. It is now awaiting operational use. The MASE installation consists of the proven modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment concept including the ALQ-213 EW controller, a modular self-protection pod equipped with MILDS-F Missile Warning... Read more

Leonardo and the Australian MOD sign agreement

Leonardo and the Australian MOD sign agreement

27-Apr-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will employ... Read more

Safran to power Qatar NH90 fleet

Safran to power Qatar NH90 fleet

28-Mar-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Qatar has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier of its new NH90 fleet. The 28 NH90 military helicopters, whose acquisition was announced on 14 March, will all feature RTM322 engines. They will be assembled in Bordes (France) and delivered to Airbus Helicopters’ facility in Marignane, where the NH90 tactical transport version (TTH) is assembled,... Read more

CAE wins contract to provide Qatar Emiri Air Force with comprehensive NH90 training solution

CAE wins contract to provide Qatar Emiri Air Force with comprehensive NH90 training solution

19-Mar-2018Source: CAE

At the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX), CAE was awarded a subcontract from Leonardo Helicopters to provide the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) with a comprehensive NH90 helicopter training solution.  The contract is valued at more than C$150 million. The QEAF has signed a contract with Leonardo Helicopters to acquire a fleet... Read more

Leonardo boosts international growth

Leonardo boosts international growth

15-Mar-2018Source: Leonardo

The Ministry of Defence of Qatar has announced a contract today for the purchase of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters. The deal was announced during the DIMDEX Exhibition in Doha in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti and Leonardo Chief Executive Officer Alessandro Profumo. The overall programme is valued... Read more

2nd NH90 Sea Lion prototype completes maiden flight

2nd NH90 Sea Lion prototype completes maiden flight

30-Nov-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion commissioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr) lifted off from the Donauwörth site for its maiden flight on 24 November 2017. Airbus Helicopters is now entering a development testing phase of several months... Read more

NH90 joins the digital marketplace

NH90 joins the digital marketplace

9-Nov-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Earlier this year, Swedish and Finnish customers of the NH90 began ordering used and new spare parts from Airbus’ MyNH90 internet portal, a move that represented another sign of the manufacturer’s digital push. Some 330 NH90 helicopters – Airbus’ and NHIndustries’ military multi-role helicopter – are in operation across the globe, accumulating more than 150,000... Read more

Terma install survivability kit on Dutch NH90 fleet

Terma install survivability kit on Dutch NH90 fleet

21-Sep-2017Source: Terma

In 2012, Terma completed a study program for Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to identify the best possible way of protecting the NH90 aircraft against IR seeking missiles. The study identified a number of solutions all centered around a Missile Warning System, the Terma Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System, and ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare (EW) controller. Based... Read more

Terma Survivability Equipment installed on Dutch NH90

Terma Survivability Equipment installed on Dutch NH90

22-Jun-2017Source: Terma Aircraft

In 2012, Terma completed a study program for Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to identify the best possible way of protecting the NH90 aircraft against IR seeking missiles. The study identified a number of solutions all centered around a Missile Warning System, the Terma Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System, and ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare (EW) controller. Based... Read more

New Zealand eases NH90 flying limitations

New Zealand eases NH90 flying limitations

23-May-2017Source: New Zealand Defense Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has eased limitations on its fleet of twin engined NH90 helicopters that have prevented them flying over water, at night, and over mountainous terrain since 20 April. The limitations were imposed on the fleet after an NH90 suffered a single engine failure on 16 April while returning to RNZAF... Read more

Safran signs contract to support German NH90 engines

Safran signs contract to support German NH90 engines

19-May-2017Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 7-year support contract with BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the German Army (Heer) and German Navy (Marine). This contract will support a total fleet of around 100 NH90 (82 TTH and 18 NTH). Formerly supported by previous... Read more

Patria wins contract for the Norwegian NH90 helicopters

Patria wins contract for the Norwegian NH90 helicopters

5-May-2017Source: Patria

Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has selected Patria to supply on-aircraft maintenance for the Norwegian NH90 helicopters. The scope of the contract covers phase and calendar inspections, associated repairs and maintenance for the Norwegian NH90 NFH Helicopters. The agreement is for two years with option for additional two years and its value is estimated to... Read more

Airbus releases 2016 production numbers

Airbus releases 2016 production numbers

27-Jan-2017Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters delivered 418 rotorcraft in 2016, a five percent increase compared with 2015, against a challenging market backdrop. The company strengthened its lead on the civil and parapublic helicopter market while maintaining its position on the military market. Airbus Helicopters logged gross orders for 388 helicopters in 2016, a stable performance compared to the... Read more

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

20-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022. Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11... Read more

KONGSBERG and Leonardo sign agreements for NH-90 and AW101 helicopters

KONGSBERG and Leonardo sign agreements for NH-90 and AW101 helicopters

11-Jan-2017Source: KONGSBERG

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) and Leonardo today signed a set of agreements related to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of dynamic components (including various gear boxes) for the NH-90 and the AW101 helicopters. With the signing of these agreements, KONGSBERG will provide the MRO of dynamic components for a fleet of over 100... Read more

NH90 Program Passes Major Milestone with Delivery of 300th Production Helicopter

NH90 Program Passes Major Milestone with Delivery of 300th Production Helicopter

20-Dec-2016Source: NHI

NH Industries is proud to announce the delivery of the 300th NH90 production helicopter to the Spanish Armed Forces on Thursday, December 15. Assembled at the Airbus Helicopters Spanish final assembly line at Albacete, the aircraft will be operated by the Spanish Army’s aviation branch, Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET). “Delivering the 300th... Read more

Safran signs contract to support European NH90 engines

Safran signs contract to support European NH90 engines

15-Dec-2016Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) and French Navy. This contract also covers the NH90 operated by Belgian Army and Navy and the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces. This contract will cover 130 rotorcraft in coming... Read more

German Navy NH90 Sea Lion performs maiden flight

German Navy NH90 Sea Lion performs maiden flight

14-Dec-2016Source: NHIndustries

The NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland and Vincent Dubrule, NHI President welcomed this important milestone in the programme, in presence of Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Chief of the German Navy and Ralph Herzog, Director in... Read more

Spanish Army receives first two NH90

Spanish Army receives first two NH90

16-Sep-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Madrid, Today, the Directorate General of Armament and Equipment (DGAM) completed the transfer of the first two NH90 tactical transport helicopters from the Airbus Helicopters plant in Albacete to the Spanish Army. The handover was made at the Coronel Maté Air Base in Colmenar Viejo, the headquarter of the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET) and... Read more

Global NH90 fleet celebrates 100,000 flight hour landmark

Global NH90 fleet celebrates 100,000 flight hour landmark

29-Apr-2016Source: NH Industries

NHIndustries celebrated today the 100,000 flight hours achieved in operation by the end users of the NH90. Currently, more than 270 NH90s are operated by 17 Armed Forces of 13 nations. Some of these aircraft are deployed operationally at sea and on land in multiple locations around the world. “We are particularly proud of this... Read more

New Zealand Defence Force pleased with NH90 in first overseas deployment

New Zealand Defence Force pleased with NH90 in first overseas deployment

6-Apr-2016Source: NZDF

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) NH90 helicopters have confirmed their ability to support a humanitarian aid operation on their first overseas mission in Fiji. NH90 Detachment Commander Squadron Leader (SQNLDR) Ben Pryor said the medium utility helicopters have been providing a critical link between the main population centres and outlying islands devastated by Tropical... Read more

EDA completes Cold Blade 2016 Multinational Helicopter Exercise

EDA completes Cold Blade 2016 Multinational Helicopter Exercise

24-Mar-2016Source: EDA

Exercise COLD BLADE 2016, hosted by the Finnish Defence Forces, was formally completed Wednesday evening March 16th 2016 by the Chief of Finnish Army Aviation, LtCol Jaro Kesänen. At exercise closure, a total of 290 hours had been flown on 156 missions with 3 participating Member States (Finland and Germany, as well as Sweden which sent... Read more

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

16-Mar-2016Source: AmSafe Bridport

AmSafe Bridport wins two contracts from the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the development and supply of internal cargo restraint nets for their NH90 and Chinook helicopters. Bridport, UK, March 2016: following a tender process AmSafe Bridport Limited has been awarded two contracts from the Netherlands DMO for the development and supply of internal... Read more

NHI signs an agreement with Dutch MEA on NH90 workshare

NHI signs an agreement with Dutch MEA on NH90 workshare

15-Mar-2016Source: NH Industries

During the State visit by the Royal couple of the Netherlands, his Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander and her Royal Highness Queen Maxima on March 11th 2016, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with NHIndustries (NHI) for the participation of the Dutch Industry in the sustainment phase of the NH90... Read more

Norwegian NH90 self-protection suite testing completed

Norwegian NH90 self-protection suite testing completed

9-Mar-2016Source: NH Industries

NHI successfully completed the test campaign of the self-protection suite of the Norwegian NH90.  The aircraft NH90 NNWN01 prototype was manned by Finmeccanica Helicopter Division flight test team (Test Pilot Roger Mowbray and Flight Test Engineer Fabrizio Santarossa) and supported by a multi-national, multi-disciplined team from several organisations. This comprehensive suite encompasses a Radar Warner... Read more

Reiser ships NH90 maintenance training rig

Reiser ships NH90 maintenance training rig

22-Feb-2016Source: Reiser

A full-featured and highly realistic NH90 maintenance training rig (MTR) left Reiser Simulation and Training’s Berg headquarters today, destined for the Internationales Hubschrauberausbildungszentrum VI in Fassberg, a key educational facility for training aircraft technical personnel of the Germany Army Aviation Corps. It is the third such rig delivered to the German armed forces, and the... Read more

Norway takes delivery of their first sonar-equipped NH90

Norway takes delivery of their first sonar-equipped NH90

8-Feb-2016Source: NHI

NHI is pleased to announce the delivery of the sixth NH90 helicopter to the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA).This event took place in Tessera (Italy), Finmeccanica Helicopter Division facility, in presence of Mr Vittorio Della Bella Managing Director of NHIndustries and Colonel Nils Frøisland from Norway. The Helicopter took off today from Tessera. The delivery... Read more

Airbus release their numbers for 2015

Airbus release their numbers for 2015

26-Jan-2016Source: Airbus

Capitalising on its transformation plan that has put the company’s priorities on customer satisfaction, quality and safety, and competitiveness, Airbus Helicopters focused its efforts in 2015 on executing its strategic roadmap and meeting its targets against a challenging market backdrop and delays in the key military campaigns. During 2015, Airbus Helicopters delivered 395 rotorcraft from... Read more

French Army orders six more NH90s

French Army orders six more NH90s

8-Jan-2016Source: Airbus

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered six additional NH90 helicopters in tactical troop transport (TTH) configuration, bringing the total amount of NH90 TTHs on order for the French Army Aviation to 74. “The French armed forces have deployed the NH90 operationally in Mali where its outstanding endurance, versatility and manoeuvrability have been greatly... Read more

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

17-Dec-2015Source: NH Industries

Today, Airbus Helicopters delivered the first Swedish NH90 in full anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV (Försvarets Materielverk). The fully-qualified rotorcraft has an entirely customized mission system including underwater sonar, tactical radar and high cabin for improved interior space. “In terms of versatility and customisability, the Swedish NH90 ASW demonstrates the benefits of an... Read more

Selex obstacle avoidance system goes live on Italian NH90s

Selex obstacle avoidance system goes live on Italian NH90s

22-Oct-2015Source: Selex

Selex ES, is now on board an Italian Army NH90 TTH. The helicopter has just been delivered to the Italian Ministry of Defence. The validation activity was managed in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Defence’s Direzione Armamenti Aeronautici e per l’Aeronavigabilità (ARMAEREO). LOAM, developed and manufactured by Selex ES at its Genoa site, is... Read more

NH Industries delivers the 250th NH90

NH Industries delivers the 250th NH90

14-Oct-2015Source: NH Industries

NHIndustries celebrated the delivery of the 250th NH90 military helicopter today. The event took place in Viterbo,Italy during the annual NH90 users conference in presence of Brigadier General Antonio Bettelli commander of Italian Army Aviation. “We are committed, at NHI, to delivering our helicopters on-time to our customers. The delivery of the 250th aircraft today... Read more

Patria to supply NH90 parts to Sweden and Finland

Patria to supply NH90 parts to Sweden and Finland

12-Oct-2015Source: Patria

Patria Helicopters AB, has signed an agreement to supply NH90 spare parts for Swedish Armed Forces. The order is valued approximately EUR 9.1 million. Patria has likewise won recently several NH90 spare part orders from Finnish Defence Forces. As an NH Industries (NHI) Authorized Nordic NH90 Service Center in Finland, Sweden, and Norway, Patria is... Read more

French Navy receives 15th NH90 NFH

French Navy receives 15th NH90 NFH

23-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters, the French Defense procurement agency (DGA – Direction générale de l’armement) and the French Navy today marked the handover of the 15th NH90 NFH multimission naval helicopter, the first to be delivered in the final radar configuration (FRC), during a ceremony held in the facilities in Marignane. The DGA ordered 27 NH90 NFH... Read more

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