Belgian NH90 Deployed on FS Forbin for Clemenceau 22

An NH90 Naval Frigate Helicopter from Koksijde Air Force Base has been deployed since 1 February as part of Operation Clemenceau 22, aboard the French air defense frigate Forbin. That frigate is part of the carrier battle group that is responsible for the protection of the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle. The Belgian twin-engined multi-purpose aircraft and its thirteen-person…

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Qatar’s First Two NH90 NFH Naval Helicopters Delivered

Another major program achievement in the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 program was made on 31 March with the delivery of the first two NFH naval variant helicopters. The aircraft handover, achieved in accordance with contractual commitments, was performed during an official ceremony held at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera NH90 final assembly line (Italy) in the presence of Qatar Emiri Air…

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Thales ASW Suite for German Navy NH90 Helicopters

For the first time, the German Navy will rely on Thales to equip its NH90 Multi Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH) with FLASH SONICS. The FLASH system (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters) is currently the leading dipping sonar on the international market and has become the benchmark system for the world’s major navies. In a world where Navies are facing…

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HNLMS Johan de Witt Embarks Three NH90s for FOST

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Starting this week, the Royal Netherlands Air Force will practice for the first time with 3 NH90s simultaneously on board an amphibious transport ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. HNLMS Johan de Witt and the maritime combat helicopters participate in the Fleet Operational Sea Training, in which they practice various aspects of warfare. The…

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Two Dead in Dutch N90 Crash in the Caribbean Sea

July 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – In a crash with an NH90 maritime attack helicopter, two of the four crewmembers were killed. These are 34-year-old aviator Christine Martens and 33-year-old tactical coordinator Erwin Warnies. Both soldiers have the rank of lieutenant at sea in the 2nd class oldest category. The helicopter hit the Caribbean Sea near Aruba at the end…

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