Leonardo: delivered the first two NH90 NFH naval helicopters for Qatar

(To Leonardo)

New important result for the NH90 program of the Qatar Air Force with the delivery of the first two NFH naval helicopters.

The delivery, which took place in line with contractual commitments, was carried out on 31 March during an official ceremony at the Leonardo plant in Venice Tessera in the presence of representatives of the operator, the company and the NHIndustries joint venture.

 The event follows the delivery of the first TTH version helicopter for land use, which took place in December 2021 at the Airbus Helicopters plant in Marignane in France, to which the second TTH was added more recently. The first naval NFH was first publicly unveiled on Qatar's National Day on 18 December.

The NH90 program for Qatar includes 16 NH90 TTH, 12 NH90 NFH, a complete package of support, maintenance, training and infrastructure. The program could be further expanded in the future with the addition of another 12 units (6 TTH + 6 NFH).

Leonardo acts as prime contractor with responsibility for the management of the program, the final assembly and delivery of the 12 NH90 NFH helicopters from its Venice - Tessera facility, the supply of a complete support package, simulators, systems and training services for crews and technicians assigned to maintenance. Leonardo also provides, contributes or supports the integration of various equipment, avionics systems and sensors including its LEOSS-T HD electro-optical system, video and identification systems, HD displays for the mission consoles installed in the cabin. Airbus Helicopters is responsible for the final assembly of the 16 NH90 TTHs.

Deliveries will continue until 2025.