NH Industries to Display NH 90 Helicopters at WDS

NHIndustries will be present at the World Defense Show, which will take place from 4th to 8th February in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NHI will display a NH90 helicopter in its naval version – NFH – currently in operation by the Qatar Emiri Air Force, which is also operating the terrestrial variant – TTH.

The NH90’s NFH version is a ship-based compact maritime helicopter designed and built through the collaboration of its Partner Companies Airbus,

Fokker and Leonardo – featuring advanced capabilities which are crucial in the evolving maritime operational domain and scenarios. Operating from shore or

warships in all conditions, the helicopter is tailored for full capability in both anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-surface (ASuW) warfare.

Thanks to its cabin size and modularity of the equipment, search and rescue operations can be performed in either of these configurations. Complementary

roles at which NFH is extremely effective include maritime surveillance and control, airborne early warning, logistic transport and utility support, vertical

replenishment (VERTREP), casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and special operations (Special Ops / SOF) – including counter terrorism and anti-piracy.

Since December 2021 the QEAF has received 17 helicopters of both variants built in the final assembly lines of Airbus (TTH version) and Leonardo (NFH


The Qatari fleet has already flown over 2,500 flight hours with an average serviceability above 80%. This has been made possible also by a strategic

cooperation with Leonardo directly involved in providing training and supporting maintenance operations in the country.

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