The new naval helicopter NH-90 KT-Naval Transport Helicopter will enter the SAR Search and Rescue service by sea. In the medium term, he will Sea King Mk41.

With the continuous deployment task Search and Rescue (SAR) sea is the name given to the rescue service in air and sea emergencies. This means that the naval aviators are on schedule for the introduction of their latest aircraft, which has been stationed in Nordholz since the end of 2020.

The Navy is with the permanent operational task SAR Search and Rescue For decades, See has been entrusting and deploying 1-2 helicopters to a 24/7 on-call service all year round. The area of responsibility extends from the North Sea (from the Netherlands far into the German Bight) to Denmark and across the Baltic Sea to Sweden and Poland. In support of the German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked Persons, the contract covers sea rescue, closes the rescue chain in the event of civil and military accidents in aviation and supports the civil rescue service on request.

The NH90 will soon take over the main task of its predecessor, but will soon also serve the Navy’s moving fleet as an on-board helicopter in a tactical and supporting role. Cooperation with special forces of the Bundeswehr will also become a field of work.