Germany orders 18 NH90 NFH "Sea Lion" Helicopters for its Navy

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Germany orders 18 NH90 NFH "Sea Lion" Helicopters for its Navy
 
Germany announced it has ordered 18 NH90 helicopters in "Nato Frigate Helicopter" (NFH) configuration for its navy (Bundesmarine). The helicopters will be called "Sea Lion" and will replace the ageing fleet of Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King. First deliveries of the Sea Lion helicopters are expect to start by 2018.
     
Germany announced it has ordered 18 NH90 helicopters in "Nato Frigate Helicopter" (NFH) configuration for its navy (Bundesmarine). The helicopters will be called "Sea Lion" and will replace the ageing fleet of Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King. First deliveries of the Sea Lion helicopters are expect to start by 2018.NH90 NFH Helicopter in German Navy colors. Picture: NH Industries
     
The German NH90 NFH will be deployed primarily for search and rescue (SAR), transportation, and other specialized missions. The helicopter will be produced in Donauwörth, Germany.
     
Germany announced it has ordered 18 NH90 helicopters in "Nato Frigate Helicopter" (NFH) configuration for its navy (Bundesmarine). The helicopters will be called "Sea Lion" and will replace the ageing fleet of Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King. First deliveries of the Sea Lion helicopters are expect to start by 2018.French Navy NH90 NFH Helicopter deploying a Thales FLASH dipping sonar
     
According to NH Industries, the NH90 NFH is the most modern and the best naval helicopter in its class. It has been designed with safety and versatility in mind in order to fulfill the most demanding missions in the harshest weather conditions for the XXIst century.

The NH90 features a redundant fly by wire system, a full composite corrosion free airframe,two powerful engines, a fully integrated weapon system as well as a wide cabin easily reconfigurable. It can operate from a shore base or a Frigate up to sea state 5.

Main Missions
Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW).
Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW).
Search and Rescue.
Maritime Surveillance and Control.
Limited Airborne Early Warning.
Logistic Transport and Utility support.
Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP).
Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC).
Special Operations including Counter Terrorism and Anti-Piracy.
 

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