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Italian NH90 Afghan deployment hampered by teething problems

8th November 2012 - 13:09 GMT | by Pieter Bastiaans in Breda

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The Italian NH90 helicopter detachment to Afghanistan has been initially hampered by problems such as windshield cracks and the poor availability of spares, it has emerged.

Task Unit Nemo reached full operational capability with the NHIndustries NH90 in Afghanistan on 25 September, according to the Italian MoD.

Five Italian army aviation NH90 TTHs were deployed to Herat by US C-17s with the first aircraft arriving on 20 August and the last on 22 September. This is the first time the NH90 has been deployed to the Afghan theatre of operations.

According to official first impression report of Task Unit Nemo,

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A resident from Breda, the Netherlands, Pieter Bastiaans is an independent defence correspondent and photographer …

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