Manufacturer: NH90 problems solved

Volgens fabrikant NHIndustries zijn de problemen met de NH-90 helikopter opgelost, technici van de fabrikant zouden op het moment al de oplossingen installeren op helikopters van het type. In een interview met FlightGlobal geeft NHI aan dat er nieuwe materialen worden gebruikt om de problemen op te lossen.

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According to manufacturer NHIndustries the problems with the NH-90 helicopter have been solved, the company’s technicians are currently applying the fixes. In an interview with FlightGlobal NHIndustries states it is using new materials to rectify corrosion issues.

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In The Netherlands, Australia’s Blackhawk replacement is corroding at the seats

On 7 July we reported on Dutch Defense Ministers Hennis-Plasschaerts decision to freeze the acquisition of the European made NH-90. The DM made her decision after the Dutch Aerospace Laboratory released a report on design and manufacturing errors causing heavy wear and corrosion on the Dutch NH-90s. It’s not the first time the NATO Helicopter has suffered from these kinds of problems as the Australians have had similar experiences.

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Dutch society of naval officers urges NH90 stop-gap

The Dutch Royal Society of Naval Officers has urged the Minister of Defence that a interim solution for the stalled Netherlands Navy NH90 project be sought. The society is currently studying a possible sale or lease of the US built Seahawk which is also coming into service in Denmark.

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De Koninklijke Vereniging van Marine Officieren heeft het belang van een geschikte helikopter capaciteit voor de Koninklijke Marine benadrukt, de Vereniging onderzoekt zelf mogelijke tussen oplossingen voor het vastgelopen NH90 project. Een van de toestellen waar naar wordt gekeken is de Amerikaanse Seahawk helikopter, deze wordt op het moment in dienst genomen bij Denemarken in dezelfde rol waar Nederland de NH90 voor hoopt te gebruiken.

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Dutch helicopter woes spark for closer cooperation

In a agreement signed today The Netherlands’ Air Mobile Brigade will become a part of the German Army “Division Schnelle Kräfte”. The resulting unit will be commanded by a German Army general who’s second in command will be Dutch, the Dutch component will continue to be based at it’s current base in The Netherlands. It is hoped that this far reaching cooperation will lead to economy-of-scale benefits and will increased capacity through the sharing of scarce and expensive resources. The force created would be some 11.000 strong with The Netherlands contributing about 2000 troops.

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