NHIndustries NH90 NFH (RN-02) from the Belgian Air Component at the Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days 2014, Gilze-Rijen (the Netherlands)
The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter. It was developed and is manufactured by NHIndustries,
which is wholly owned by Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland and Fokker Aerostructures. There are two main variants,
the Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) for Army use and the naval NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH), but each have several sub-types with
different weapons, sensors and cabins. The NH90 was developed in response to NATO requirements for a battlefield helicopter that was
also capable of being operated in the naval environment. The first prototype had its maiden flight in December 1995; the type began
entering service in 2007. As of 2013, a total of thirteen nations have ordered the NH90 with deliveries starting in 2006.