2007-12-09 - NH90 for French ArmyFrance: Army orders NH90s
NH90-Hubschrauber für französisches Heer<br /> French DGA (Délégation Générale pour l'Armement) has ordered 68 new generation NH90 TTH helicopters for the French Army Aviation (ALAT).
The contract signed between NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), on behalf of French DGA, and NHIndustries mentions a first firm order of 12 NH90 with 56 additional options. "NHI is very proud that the French DGA reaffirms its confidence towards this new generation helicopter, after the previous contract for 27 NH90 NFH ordered in June 2000 to equip the French Navy » declared Mrs Gala Gonçalves, the NHIndustries General Manager.
The French NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) variant is a helicopter of 10 Ton class primarily configured to perform tactical transport missions in all environments by day and night. The NH90 TTH flexibility allows its users to perform additional missions such as internal/external load transport, Heliborne operations, Search And Rescue, Casualties evacuation and Training missions. The NH90 helicopter programme is the largest ever launched in Europe, with firm orders now reaching 507 units for 19 Armed Forces of 14 Nations: France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Oman, Australia, New-Zealand, Spain and Belgium.