Qatar has signed a contract for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters worth more than Euro 3 Billion during DIMDEX 2018 exhibition in Qatar.
The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport configuration and 12 NH90s in naval configuration, will support the country’s plan to modernise their military helicopter fleet.
As part of the plan, Qatar will receive 16 H125 light single-engine helicopters in training configuration for operation by the Qatar Armed Forces Air Academy.
“We are honoured to support the Qatar Armed Forces through this strategic partnership”, said Ben Bridge, Executive Vice President Global Business at Airbus Helicopters. “The NH90 is a modern and combat-proven asset that will meet Qatar’s demanding operational requirements for decades to come, both in troop transport and naval missions.
Leonardo will act as prime contractor for the programme management with the end customer and Airbus will be responsible for the final assembly and delivery of 16 NH90 TTH aircraft from its facility in Marignane, France while Leonardo will be responsible for final assembly and delivery of the 12 NH90 NFH helicopters from its Venice – Tessera facility in Northern Italy.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has stopped NH90 helicopter operations following an emergency landing near Blenheim Sunday. The helicopter engine has been sent to Sydney for examination
Leonardo has delivered its first NH90 Maritime Italian Navy Tactical Transport helicopter during a ceremony held at Luni Naval Base. The delivery marks the first of ten scheduled for the Italian navy, which designated the aircraft as MH-90, the company announced today
German military's first NH90 medium class military helicopters arrived in Mali as part of its largest military mission abroad currently. An additional 300 German soldiers are deployed in Mali as part of the European Unions (EU) training mission EUTM,
NH Industries delivers 300th NH90 production helicopter to the Spanish Armed Forces on Thursday, December 15. Assembled at the Airbus Helicopters Spanish final assembly line at Albacete, the aircraft will be operated by the Spanish Armys aviation branch, Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET)
The NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off Thursday on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Germany. The NH90 Sea Lion has an increased number of sensors and improved navigation and communications equipment, which means that this military helicopter will also be able to operate in civil air space
The first laser based anti-collision LOAM (Laser Obstacle Avoidance and Monitoring) system for helicopters has been installed aboard a NH90 TTH, recently delivered to the Italian Ministry of Defense. The Selex ES-made LOAM navigation aids for helicopters is able to report any type of obstacle including very thin ones such as such as electrical cables, cables to lift or pillars, giving the crew time to change altitude or direction
Qatar and the European Union (EU) concluded discussions for a potential open skies agreement last week which will give airlines of the EU nations and Qatar Airways unrestricted access to one anothers airports. The deal is seen as giving a tremendous advantage to the Qatari carrier at the expense of European airlines such as Lufthansa, KLM-Air France and Alitalia
A production line to manufacture Apache Helicopters for the Qatari Amiri Air Forces was launched Saturday in Boeings US facility in Mesa, Arizona. Qatar had signed a contract to buy 24 Apache armed helicopters for 667 million in 2016
Qatar has signed contracts with Russia to purchase Kalashnikov rifles, other small small arms and the Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems. "An agreement on military-technical cooperation was signed in October 2017
Qatar has selected Safran RTM322 Engines for its 28 NH90 military helicopters, whose acquisition was announced on 14 March. They will be assembled in Bordes (France) and delivered to Airbus Helicopters facility in Marignane, where the NH90 tactical transport version (TTH) is assembled, and to the Leonardo Venice-Tessera facility in Northern Italy for integration with the naval (NFH) configuration
Turkish unmanned aircraft producer Baykar Makina signed an agreement on March 14 to export six armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to Qatars armed forces. Under the agreement, six Bayraktar TB2 armed UAV Platforms, three ground control station systems and equipment, and a UAV training simulator will be delivered within a year, as reported by Anadolu Agency
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