Requirement Basis

“The NH90 meets the needs of a modern military customer”

The NH90 is designed against a NATO staff requirement for a multi-role, medium sized military helicopter that provides the benefits of fleet standardisation for both land and maritime operations.


The NH90 design basis

  • Design Standard against FAR 29 and MIL-STDS.
  • Airworthiness system in accordance with the military processes for Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands.
  • Flight envelope from sea level to 6,000 metres (20,000 ft).
  • Temperature range from -40° C to +50 C°.
  • Operation in continuous icing conditions in accordance with DEF-STN 00-970.
  • Operation in all weather - day and night.
  • Operation at sea and from ship in high sea states.
  • Operation from unprepared landing and sloped surfaces.
  • Operation with armed systems.
  • Mission system in accordance with MIL-STD 1553 with a dual redundant databus.
  • Multi redundant fly-by-wire flight control system.
  • Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) and resistance to Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI).
  • Deployable.

NH90
NH90
NH90

Flight hours: 110 000

Total deliveries: 306

All weather

NH90 in hot or frozen conditions

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NH90 in hot or frozen conditions

The NH90 in the world

Total deliveries : 306

> The Netherlands .20 NH90 NFH

The Netherlands

> Belgium .4 NH90 TTH + 4 NH90 NFH

Belgium

> Germany .82 NH90 TTH + 18 NH90 NFH

Germany

> France .74 NH90 TTH + 27 NH90 NFH

France

> Italy .70 NH90 TTH + 46 NH90 NFH

Italy

> Portugal .10 NH90 TTH

Portugal

> Spain .22 NH90 TTH

Spain

> Greece .20 NH90 TTH

Greece

> Norway .14 NH90 NFH

Norway

> Finland .20 NH90 TTH

Finland

> Sweden .18 NH90 TTH

Sweden

> Oman .20 NH90 TTH

Oman

> Australia .46 NH90 TTH

Australia

> New Zealand .9 NH90 TTH

New Zealand

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