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UK finalises Airbus H145 helicopter order while NMH programme timeline continues to slip

19th April 2024 - 13:41 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The six rotorcraft now on order were expected to take over duties during 2026. (Photo: UK Crown Copyright)

The UK signed a $150 million contract for six Airbus H145 helicopters to enhance military operations in Brunei and Cyprus, replacing aging Puma HC2s. At the same time, questions remain over the fate of the New Medium Helicopter programme amidst uncertainties surrounding procurement plans and delivery timelines.

The UK has signed a £122 million (US$151.9 million) contract for six Airbus H145 (known as Jupiter HC2 in UK service) medium helicopters to fulfil missions in Brunei and Cyprus. As Shephard previously reported, the UK government published a notice referencing the potential deal last November – for £140 million then. The UK already operates the H145 in the trainer configuration (Jupiter HC1).

“The additional helicopters will be used to support UK troops conducting jungle training in Brunei, including essential medical evacuation,” said the UK MoD’s Defence Equipment & Support (DS&E). “The aircraft based in the Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs)

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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