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NH90 NFH  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 2010
Total Production: 134
Also Known As: NH90 Caiman, NH90 MITT and NH90 Sea Lion
Origin: France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Portugal
Corporations: Airbus Helicopters 63%, Leonardo Helicopters 32%, NH Industries* and Stork 6%   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: NH90
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 564
Total Cost: USD$18 billion
Family Members: NH90 TTH
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Description: The NH90 helicopter is a twin-engine, medium-weight helicopter designed to perform tactical transport and naval operations. The NH90 helicopter meets the joint requirements of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal (joining the program in 2001). It will replace current UH-1, Puma/Cougar, Lynx, and Sea King helicopters. The NH90 program is managed by the NH Industries consortium comprising Eurocopter (62.5%), Agusta (32%) and Stork Fokker (5.5%). The NH90 helicopter airframe is made extensively with composite materials and the helicopter design features modularity and sub-systems integration. The whole aircraft meets high reliability, ease of maintenance, and low ownership costs criteria. Thanks to its advanced characteristics the NH90 will be able to operate day/night, in all-weather conditions, and heavy countermeasures environments. The NH90 design has been optimized for operation well into the 21st century providing growth to accommodate future sub-systems, equipment and improvements.

The NH90 helicopter design also includes low radar signature and a crash-resistant fuselage to provide a better survivability on the battlefield. This helicopter can also be powered by two different powerplants the RTM322 or the T700-T6E engines. To date, the NH90 helicopter has been ordered by France (27), Germany (80+54), Italy (136+1), the Netherlands (20), Finland (20), Sweden (18+7), Norway (14+10), Portugal (10), and Greece (20+14). The total number of helicopters ordered to date, options included, is 411. The helicopters ordered by Finland will be assembled locally by Patria. All in, up to 50 NH90 helicopters will be assembled by Patria through 2011 in accordance with an agreement signed between NH Industries and Patria in 2001.

The NH90 NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) helicopter has been conceived to perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) missions in conjunction with the parent ship. In addition the NH90 NFH helicopter will be able to support anti-air warfare (AAW) missions and perform vertical replenishment, search and rescue and troops transport. The NH90 NFH helicopter only needs a crew of 3 to perform basic ASW and ASuW missions thanks to the enhanced handling qualities of this aircraft. It will be equipped with sonobuoys, dipping sonar, tactical radar, magnetic anomaly detector, FLIR, EW systems, and anti-submarine and anti-surface weapons. Due to its folding system the NH90 helicopter is suitable for small frigates.

The high cabin NH90 version ordered by the Swedish Armed Forces made its maiden flight on 18 March 2005 at Eurocopter's plant in Marignane, France. The Swedish NH90 variant offers 24 additional centimeters of cabin height, from 1.58 m to 1.82 m, meant to provide a more comfortable flight environment.

NH90 NFH Applications

Auxiliary Vessels Berlin Holland Meteoro Fighting Ships Charles de Gaulle Comandanti Conte di Cavour F124 Sachsen F310 Fridtjof Nansen Floreal FREMM ASM FREMM ASW FREMM FREDA FREMM GP Galicia Horizon Johan de Witt La Fayette LCF Mistral PA 2

NH90 NFH Specifications

Crew: 3
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 20
Height: 5.40 meter (17.7 foot)
Length: 19.6 meter (64 foot)
Main Rotor Diameter: 16.4 meter
Ceiling: 3,300 meter (10,827 foot)
Max Range: 950 kilometer (513 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 4,792 shp (3,575 kW)
Cruise Speed: 72 mps (260 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 81 mps (157 KTAS)
Flight Endurance: 5 hour (0.21 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,100 kilogram (20,062 pound)
Payload: 2,500 kilogram (5,511 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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NH90 NFH News

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10 Sep 2003 and 21 Feb 2017
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017Italian Navy Takes Delivery of First NH90 MITT Maritime and Tactical Transport Helicopter
Italian Navy NH90 Helicopters to Get Mode 5 IFF
Thursday, December 8, 2016German Navy NH90 Sea Lion Performs Maiden Flight
Thursday, December 17, 2015Swedish Navy Takes Delivery of First NH90 Anti-submarine Warfare Helicopter
Tuesday, September 22, 2015French Navy Takes Delivery of First Full Radar Configuration NH90 NFH Helicopter
Thursday, November 28, 2013Royal Netherlands Navy Takes Delivery of MPAS for the NH90 NFH Fleet
Thursday, August 1, 2013Belgium Receives its First NH90 NFH Naval Helicopter
Wednesday, June 19, 2013Flash Sonics Sonar Enters Service with French Navy NH90 Caiman Helicopters
Thursday, October 25, 2012Thales Awarded Support Contract for French Navy NH90's Flash Dipping Sonar
Wednesday, January 25, 2012Italian Navy to Receive Mission Planning & Analysis System for Its NH90 NFH Helicopters

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