The French Army will receive the NH90 tactical transport helicopter (TTH) variant in the final operational configuration by the end of 2011.
The delivery of the multirole helicopter follows the declaration of compliance issued by the Nato Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA).
The new-generation NH90 TTH, equipped with a matured avionics system, enables complete military communications system functionality for improved interoperability during foreign operations.
The helicopter has been designed to perform missions including logistics and utility transport, combat search and rescue, casualty and medical evacuation, electronic warfare, special operations and counter-terrorism.
Italy, Belgium and Germany will receive the aircraft in 2012.