The twin-engined, 11 tons class helicopter is designed for day and night and adverse weather operations and fulfills the stringent NATO requirements to face up to the military scenario of the next decades. It has been sized and conceived to be able to operate from any type of prepared or unprepared surfaces and to satisfy already in its basic design the entire specific feature requested by tactical transport requirements. Among others:, EMI/EMC qualification, intrinsic capability to take off and land by day and night in extreme adverse weather conditions, performing NOE - Nap of the Earth - flight, beyond the FEBA - Forward Edge of the Battle Area -, together with high availability, low maintenance effort required and flight line maintenance up to the 3rd level. It is developed by NH Industry – 62.5% Eurocopter, 5.5% Fokker and 32% Agusta. There are two different versions of the NH90: the NH90 TTH version is conceived for tactical transport of personnel - up to 20 troops - and cargo transport of up to 2,500kg, Heliborne operations and search and rescue. The NH90 NFH version - here - is primarily conceived for autonomous Anti-Submarine Warfare and Anti Surface Unit Warfare.
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