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1995

NH-90

The next generation NATO medium-lift helicopter, designated the NH90, will be a joint Eurocopter (France/Germany) and Agusta (Italy) venture. In the 8000/9000kg class, the NH90 will be developed and qualified in both a Naval and Army variant and be powered by RTM322 engines. A rear ramp option will be available for the Army variant. Designated as the TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) and NHF for the NATO Frigate Helicopter, the NH90 will have fly-by-wire controls and be capable of all-weather operations either on land or at sea. In the tactical version it will carry 20 fully-equipped troops or 2500kg of cargo. In the NHF version it will undertake multimaritime roles including the ASW or anti-surface vessel role and be capable of carrying up to 700kg of missiles. It will carry a full range of mission equipment to fulfil either the naval or tactical transport roles of the 21st Century.

P.Allen "The Helicopter", 1996

NH-90

Technical data for NH-90

Engine: 2 x RTM 322-01/9 turboshaft, 1484kW at take-off, main rotor diameter: 16.3m, length with rotors turning: 16.3m, height with tail rotor turning: 5.44m, take-off weight: 10000kg, empty weight: 5400kg, max speed: 290km/h, cruising speed: 259km/h, service ceiling: 4250m, range: 1204km, payload: 2000kg

NH Industries NH-90

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shoes, e-mail, 16.06.2011

It will carry a full range of mission equipment to fulfil either the naval or tactical transport roles of the 21st Century.

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FACTS AND FIGURES

Five European nations signed the memorandum in 1985 allowing the development of the NH 90.

Two main versions (transport and naval) of the NH 90 are being developed.

The naval version of the helicopter will be equipped with a search radar.

The work is being shared by Eurocopter France (43%), Agusta (26%), Eurocopter Germany (24%) and Fokker (7%).



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