NH90 TTH FOC configuration approved by NAHEMA
The NH90 program has reached a major milestone with the declaration of compliance for the NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) variant’s Final Operational Configuration.
This declaration marks the NH-90 TTH’s development completion, and enables deliveries to begin before year-end in the helicopter’s full operational definition, says Eurocopter.
“Completing the NH90 TTH’s compliance process confirms this multi-role helicopter will meet the specifications and operational requirements of the founding customers,” stated Lutz Bertling, the President and CEO of Eurocopter, which is a member of the NH90 industrial team.
The initial NH90 TTH variant in the final operational configuration is to be received by the French Army. It will be followed by the startup of deliveries in 2012 to Italy, Belgium and Germany.
In its approved final operational configuration, the helicopter offers a matured avionics system, allowing day and night missions with no major restrictions; full military communications system functionality for interoperability in foreign operations; a complete set of technical publications; and the approval for overseas deployments by ship.