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Bundeswehr halts NH90 operations pending tail rotor checks
The German Bundeswehr has taken the decision to halt operations with its NH90 helicopters delivered prior to 2018 due to issues with the tail rotor.
As announced on 16 October, the Bundeswehr will work with industry to check all rotor blades on the fleet delivered before 2018, and replace faulty components.
The decision has been taken in response to problems with the tail rotor raised by industry in recent weeks.
The work will limit Germany's material readiness of the NH90 in the short term, but as the aircraft delivered after 2018 are already fitted with the new component the army has the capacity to continue to fulfil its operational obligations.
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