columba wrote:Germany is looking for a replacement of the Sea Lynx:
Likely contenders for the requirement are:
the Leonardo Helicopters AW159 Wildcat
and the Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk.
The Sea Lynx is planned to be retired in 2025
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... nt-446952/
My bet is the NH 90
Kiwirob wrote:NZ doesn’t have any issues with the NH90, so I doubt they would be willing to sell them, plus they are waiting on an NH90 simulator which was ordered last year.
FW200 wrote:And the Dutch seem to be quite satisfied with their NH 90 NFH as well, writes German aerospace magazine Flug Revue (No. 01/2019, pp. 56 - 59). They propose an updated version in cooperation with Germany, Norway, Belgium and France for cost-sharing with new torpedoes, guided missiles (Naval Strike MIssile) and Videolinks & Satcom.
In my opinion the best choice for the German Navy. It doesn't make any sense to operate two different helicopter types.
At least, the German Navy has already chosen a name for the future on-board-helicopter: Sea Tiger.
https://augengeradeaus.net/wp-content/u ... HiTaTa.pdf (Speech of the C-in-C of the German Navy, Admiral Krause, p. 20)
It seems, that can be done much faster than anything else...
Mortyman wrote:In Norway it's a dissaster ! The NH-90 spends so much time in maintanence and has so insufficient flight hours, that it's almost not in use and we are still waiting for 6, even though they should have been delivered over 10 years ago….
wezgulf3 wrote:Think the NH90 Is to big for the smaller vessels the Wildcat is in line to operate from.
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