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Eurosatory 2022: NATO allies sign up for Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability concept phase

20th June 2022 - 08:53 GMT | by Harry Lye in Paris

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The NH90 is one of the helicopter types to be replaced in the NGRC initiative. (Photo: UK MoD/ Crown Copyright)

By their admission, NATO allies' plans to develop a new vertical-lift capability are a few years behind the Future Vertical Lift programme in the US.

Representatives of NATO allies confirmed during Eurosatory 2022 that an agreement has been signed for the concept phase of the Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) project.

Signed at the margins of the NATO Defence Ministerial meeting on 16 June, the defence ministers of France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK pledged €26.7 million ($27.79 million) to define their future helicopter fleets.

The concept phase of NGRC will run until 2025.

Working with industry, the partner nations will explore how to pair requirements with new technology with a focus on propulsion, open systems architecture, ease of maintenance and affordability.

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