Airbus Helicopters delivers NH90 to Germany
The first NH90 Sea Lion helicopter has been delivered to the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) by Airbus Helicopters.
The German Navy has 18 NH90 Sea Lions on order to replace its Sea King Mk41 fleet.
Two more units are to be delivered by the end of 2019, with deliveries scheduled to be complete in 2022.
The NH90 Sea Lions will be deployed for a wide range of roles including search and rescue, maritime reconnaissance, special forces missions, as well as personnel and material transportation. In addition to its land-based use, the Sea Lion will also operate on Type 702 (Berlin class) combat support ships.
The German Navy has also recently opted for the naval version of the NH90 to succeed its 22 Sea Lynx Mk 88A on board helicopters that have been in service since 1981.
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