AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DELIVERS H145M HELICOPTERS TO GERMAN ARMED FORCES
Airbus Helicopters announced the delivery of two lightweight military multi-role H145M helicopters (LUH SOF) to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The helicopters are the first two amongst 15 units ordered by the German Armed Forces and are expected to be used by the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), the German Army’s Special Forces, in Laupheim. The H145M is the military version of the civil H145 aircraft, which has a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tonnes. The H145M been designed for day and night missions, which will allow the army to use it for a wide range of military operations including utility, reconnaissance, search and rescue, armed scout, and medical evacuation.The Bundeswehr H145M also features a fast roping system for troops, cargo hooks, hoists, a pintle-mounted door gun, ballistic protection, and an electronic countermeasures system.