Germany Orders 31 NH90s From Airbus, Leonardo, Fokker Group for EUR2.7 Billion -- Update
(Adds details of order, including value.)
By Mauro Orru and Joshua Stein
The Bundeswehr, Germany's federal defense forces, ordered 31
NH90 helicopters for the navy's shipborne operations from
NHIndustries for 2.7 billion euros ($3.22 billion), a spokesman for
the German Ministry of Defense told Dow Jones Thursday.
The new Sea Tiger helicopters from NHIndustries --wholly owned
by Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo Helicopters and Fokker-- are set to
replace the German navy's Sea Lynx Mk88A fleet, which entered
service in 1981.
The Sea Tiger is equipped with an active dipping sonar, passive
sonar buoys, and weapons such as torpedoes and missiles, Airbus
Helicopters said in a statement, noting shipborne Sea Tigers
missions include engaging targets above and below the surface.
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