AgustaWestland at the factory in Venice-Tessera, during an official ceremony adopting the Italian army supply cerebral tactical transport helicopter NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) in the configuration of a perfect operational readiness (Final Operational Capability — FOC), reports shephardmedia.com May 3. He is considered to be the 21st of 60 helicopters NH90, Italy ordered under a contract signed in 2000.
Italian army in the current time has five NH90 helicopters in the configuration of the initial operational readiness (Initial Operational Capability — IOC +), deployed to Afghanistan in a single swoop, and difficulties 470 hours. Despite initial difficulties, announced at the end of 2012, including cracks on the windshield and defect parts, the company AgustaWestland helicopters pleased operation in Afghanistan. According to the office, the car showed «good performance, reliability and efficiency in a very languid criteria of exploitation.»
The Italian Army still has leader Park NH90, which flew about 900 hours.
Helicopter NH90 TTH 11-ton class is configured to perform tactical motor tasks in all criteria funny day and NIGHT MODE. Operating helicopter elasticity allows him to make additional features such as internal / external loading, special operations, search and rescue, evacuation and training.
NH90 TTH has the highest level of system integration built around a dual bus main avionics systems, one hundred percent, «glass» cockpit with multifunctional engines, by-wire control system with a 4-axis autopilot. The composition of special equipment come infrared system, helmet-mounted display system warning of obstacles, tactical communications system and military control, weather radar, digital map generator and on-board monitoring and diagnostic system.
Defensive capabilities include two helicopter gun M134D and ballistic protection, and even one hundred percent high-impact composite fuselage. Italian Army helicopters are supplied with 2 engines GE / AVIO T700-T6E1.
Helicopters NH90 TTH version and NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) has ordered the Italian Navy.