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Egypt is About to Procure an NH90 NFH Maritime Helicopter for its New FREMM Multi-Mission Frigate
 
According to several Middle Eastern news outlets, Egypt is about to procure an NH90 NFH Maritime Helicopter for its newly acquired FREMM multi-mission frigate Tahya Misr (originally intended for the French Navy and formerly nammed Normandie). The NH90 NFH (for NATO Frigate Helicopter) is fully operational with the French Navy. According to many, the FREMM/NH90 combo is one of the most potent anti-submarine warfare tool available today.
According to several Middle Eastern news outlets, Egypt is about to procure an NH90 NFH Maritime Helicopter for its newly acquired FREMM multi-mission frigate Tahya Misr (originally intended for the French Navy and formerly nammed Normandie). The NH90 NFH (for NATO Frigate Helicopter) is fully operational with the French Navy. According to many, the FREMM/NH90 combo is one of the most potent anti-submarine warfare tool available today.
 
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Naval Defense Industry News - France, Egypt
 
 
 
Egypt is About to Procure an NH90 NFH Maritime Helicopter for its New FREMM Multi-Mission Frigate
 
According to several Middle Eastern news outlets, Egypt is about to procure an NH90 NFH Maritime Helicopter for its newly acquired FREMM multi-mission frigate Tahya Misr (originally intended for the French Navy and formerly nammed Normandie). The NH90 NFH (for NATO Frigate Helicopter) is fully operational with the French Navy. According to many, the FREMM/NH90 combo is one of the most potent anti-submarine warfare tool available today.
     
According to several Middle Eastern news outlets, Egypt is about to procure an NH90 NFH Maritime Helicopter for its newly acquired FREMM multi-mission frigate Tahya Misr (originally intended for the French Navy and formerly nammed Normandie). The NH90 NFH (for NATO Frigate Helicopter) is fully operational with the French Navy. According to many, the FREMM/NH90 combo is one of the most potent anti-submarine warfare tool available today.
June 2014 picture showing an NH90 NFH Maritime Helicopter of the French Navy on board former FREMM Frigate Normandie. The vessel was transfered to the Egyptian Navy this week and re-nammed Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt).

     
Contacted by Navy Recognition, nobody at Airbus Helicopters or NHIndustries was available for comment.

Egypt may procure additional NH90 later as it is also set to receive four Gowind type corvettes from DCNS in addition to the FREMM frigate. Egypt today relies on a fleet of about 10 ageing SH-2G(E) Super Seasprite helicopters which were acquired from the US Navy and upgraded.

The French Navy currently uses all the capacities of the complex weapon system that is the NH90 NFH in operation, a weapon system embodying an acoustic suite, a sonar, an ESM sensor, a Chaff and Flare system, an Electro Optic suite, a multimode naval radar, as well as a new generation MU90 Torpedo.

The NH90 is the optimal choice for modern operations thanks to its large full composite airframe, its excellent power to weight ratio; and its wide range of rôle equipment. It features a redundant Fly-by-Wire flight control system for reduced Pilot’s workload and enhanced flight characteristics.

The NH90 is proposed in two main variants, one dedicated to naval operations, the NH90 NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) and a Tactical Transport Variant for land based operations. As of today, around 245 helicopters have been delivered in Naval and Tactical transport variants. They are in service in Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Oman, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand. Qatar signed a letter of intent with Airbus Helicopters for 12 NH90 TTH and 10 NH90 NFH.