Ital­ian Army gets NH90 TTH He­li­copter

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mis­sion flex­i­bil­ity al­lows its users to per­form ad­di­tional roles such as in­ter­nal/ex­ter­nal load trans­port, he­li­borne op­er­a­tions, spe­cial op­er­a­tions, search and res­cue, ca­su­al­ties evac­u­a­tion and train­ing mis­sions.

Agus­taWest­land an­nounced that the first NH90 tac­ti­cal trans­port he­li­copter (TTH) in fi­nal op­er­a­tional ca­pa­bil­ity (FOC) con­fig­u­ra­tion for the Ital­ian Army has been de­liv­ered re­cently at Agus­taWest­land's Venice Tessera plant in the pres­ence of Gen. Gian­gia­como Cal­li­garis, Com­man­der of Ital­ian Army Avi­a­tion, and Gen. Francesco Lan­gella, ARMAEREO.

This de­liv­ery brings to 21 the num­ber of NH90 TTHs de­liv­ered to the Ital­ian Army from an or­der for 60. This lat­est de­liv­ery marks an­other ma­jor mile­stone for the Ital­ian Army NH90 pro­gramme. Five air­craft cur­rently de­ployed in Afghanistan have now flown 470 flight hours with out­stand­ing per­for­mance, re­li­a­bil­ity and mis­sion ef­fec­tive­ness in the ex­treme and de­mand­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal, weather and op­er­a­tional con­di­tions there.

The NH90 TTH vari­ant is a 11-tonne class he­li­copter con­fig­ured to per­form tac­ti­cal trans­port mis­sions in all en­vi­ron­ments by day and night. The NH90 TTH he­li­copter's

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