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Sweden accepts first mission-capable NH90

23rd December 2013 - 09:29 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


The first NH90 in the upgraded TTH configuration has now been delivered to Sweden’s Helicopter Wing, the service announced in December.

The unit has had four NH90s in ‘basic design’ for flight training for several years but the new TTT/IM (Tactical Troop Transport – International Mission) aircraft is the first fully equipped to support ground operations.

Built by Patria in Finland, the latest addition is equipped with a rescue hoist, weather radar, EO/IR sensor, SX-16 searchlight and Saab-built Tactical Mission System.  The helicopter is also equipped with a de-icing system allowing it to fly at high altitudes and low temperatures, as well as a new warning and countermeasure system. 

The cabin can be configured to take up to nine stretchers, 20 passengers, or ten fully equipped troops.

Four more helicopters in the TTT/IM configuration are scheduled for delivery in 2014 with a total of 14 scheduled to be handed over.

The first TTT/IM will be worked up at Malmen Air Base near Linköping, but will relocate to 3 Helicopter Squadron at Ronneby in April, with initial training commencing in May.

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