Sunday, December 23, 2012

Belgium receives first 2 NH90 TTH helicopters from NHIndustries

Belgium has received the first 2 NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) from NHIndustries. This brings the number of NH90 delivered to more than 130 NH90s to 13 countries.

They are to be followed by an additional 2 NH90 TTH for army transport missions and 4 NH90 NFH for naval missions.

The 11 ton helicopter is configured to perform tactical transport misisons in all environments by day or night, including:
  • internal/external load transport
  • Heliborne Operations
  • Special Operations
  • Search and Rescue 
  • Casualties Evacuation
  • Training missions
The NH90 helicopter has provision for a number of role equipment to enable mission flexibility and effectiveness coupled with a high level of safety and survivability.
  • high level of system integration built around a dual bus Core Avionic System
  • full glass cockpit with Multifunction Displays
  • Fly-by-wire controls with 4-axis Automatic Flight Control System
  • Piloting Forward Looking Infrared system
  • Helmet Mounted Sight and Display
  • Electronic Warfare System
  • Tactical Control and Tactical Communication System
  • Weather Radar
  • Digital Map Generator
  • on-board Monitoring and Diagnostic System
The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 is powered by two Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RTM322 engines and features a fully composite crashworthy fuselage fitted with a rear ramp which allows the transport of a light tactical vehicle.

The consortium NHIndustries is owned by AgustaWestland (32%), Eurocopter (62.5%), and Stork Fokker (5.5%).

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