The NH90 is a twin engine, medium size helicopter. It fullfils on the stringent requirements jointly expressed by the Armed Forces of France, Italy, Germany, and The Netherlands, to face up to the military scenario of the next decades. In these countries the NH90 will replace the UH-1 series, the Puma family, Lynxes, and Sea Kings.
Thanks to its features and system integration, the NH90 is capable of operating successfully in any environment, by day and night under adverse weather conditions.
The D&D contract presently foresees two versions sharing a common basis: the tactical transport (TTH) and the naval version (NFH).
The TTH version is primarily conceived for tactical transport of personnel (20 troops) and material (more than 2500 kg of cargo), heliborne operations and SAR.
Additional applications include medical missions (12 stretchers), special operations, electronic warfare, airborne command post, parachuting, VIP transport, flight training.
The NFH is primarily conceived for autonomous Anti-Submarine Warfare and Anti Surface Unit Warfare missions.
NFH is designed for Day & Night, adverse weather operations in severe ship motion environment.
Thanks to its contained weight and dimensions and particularly to the blade and tail automatic folding system it can operate from/to small Frigates.
Maximum gross weight: 10,600 kg
fuselage length max.: 16.13 mt
Width, overall: 4.52 mt
Main rotor diameter: 16.30 mt