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Germany Selects Nh-90 For Sea Lynx Replacement

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#1 Dawes



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Posted 01 August 2019 - 1903 PM

I take it that the AW159 Wildcat was seen as the likely choice?



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 0332 AM

The Wildcat would have had the advantage of fitting the smaller vessels's hangars that the MH-90 is not going to fit into for example on the F123 class Frigates. The F124 need bigger hangar doors. I guess they are going to limp on with the remaining Sea Lynxes and cannibalising for spares to keep the F123 equipped with a helicoter for the short time those are staying in service.


OTOH a pure fleet MH-90 makes things easier in the MFG 5 as the MH-90 also replaces the Sea King already. There is also a requirement for a MH-SOF, half a dozen helicopters for the navy special squirrels swordfishes. I bet this is going to be some NH-90 variant as well.

Edited by Panzermann, 02 August 2019 - 0342 AM.

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