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La Marine allemande commande 18 hélicoptères navals NH90 NFH "Sea Lion"

La Marine allemande commande 18 hélicoptères navals NH90 NFH "Sea Lion" | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Germany announced it has ordered 18 NH90 helicopters in "Nato Frigate Helicopter" (NFH) configuration for its navy (Bundesmarine). The helicopters will be called "Sea Lion" and will replace the ageing fleet of Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King. First deliveries of the Sea Lion helicopters are expect to start by 2018.

The German NH90 NFH will be deployed primarily for search and rescue (SAR), transportation, and other specialized missions. The helicopter will be produced in Donauwörth, Germany.

According to NH Industries, the NH90 NFH is the most modern and the best naval helicopter in its class. It has been designed with safety and versatility in mind in order to fulfill the most demanding missions in the harshest weather conditions for the XXIst century.

The NH90 features a redundant fly by wire system, a full composite corrosion free airframe,two powerful engines, a fully integrated weapon system as well as a wide cabin easily reconfigurable. It can operate from a shore base or a Frigate up to sea state 5.

Main Missions
Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW).
Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW).
Search and Rescue.
Maritime Surveillance and Control.
Limited Airborne Early Warning.
Logistic Transport and Utility support.
Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP).
Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC).
Special Operations including Counter Terrorism and Anti-Piracy.

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Un hélicoptère prototype EC725 Caracal avec AM39 Exocet et radar AN/APS-143 testé par Helibras et Airbus pour la Marine brésilienne

Un hélicoptère prototype EC725 Caracal avec AM39 Exocet et radar  AN/APS-143 testé par Helibras et Airbus pour la Marine brésilienne | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

A specialized team of Helibras and Airbus Helicopters experts tested for future Brazilian Navy needs a prototype of the EC725 Caracal carrying two MBDA Exocet AM39 anti-ship missiles and a chin mounted Telephonics AN/APS-143 maritime imaging radar system. Eight of the Sixteen EC725 helicopters belonging to the Brazilian Navy will receive this configuration. As part of "Project H-X BR" 50 EC725s were ordered by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense for the three Army corps.

More than 20 flights were performed in Marignane, France during a one month period, from April to May 2014.
Experiments performed with such heavy weapons, weighing around 700 kg per missile, are very rare and require close coordination and collaboration among several departments, including the armament, structures, integration, computation, aerodynamics, loads, vibrations and flight tests.

According to a Brazilian Navy press release, the significant results achieved during these flights in different profiles and maneuvers were satisfactory, and confirmed the predictions of land based testing (vibration tests and associated extensive computer simulations) carried out by Airbus Helicopter and MBDA.
Following the positive results of this first test in France, the certification campaign of this configuration will be conducted in Brazil in 2015 by the Airbus Helicopters-Helibras consortium. Brazilian company HELIBRAS will use a prototype platform which will subsequently be the first EC725 (local designation UH-15A) helicopter to be delivered to the Navy of Brazil.
This is a major technological and operational step that will ultimatly bring state of the art capabilities to the Brazilian Navy's naval aviation.

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La Marine royale thaïlandaise acquiert 5 appareils EC645 T2 d'Airbus Helicopters en configuration navale

La Marine royale thaïlandaise acquiert 5 appareils EC645 T2 d'Airbus Helicopters en configuration navale | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

EC645 T2 in maritime configuration. Its purchase represents the first export order of this militarized version of the EC145 T2, which is the newest and most powerful model in Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family. Image: Airbus Helicopters

The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of the mission-ready Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC645 T2 rotorcraft. Royal Thai Air Force also signed for two EC725 helicopters. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 T2s to be deployed on transport duties and other missions, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016.

“By acquiring both the EC645 T2 and EC725, Thailand will be operating two of the most capable helicopters in their categories, delivering high levels of mission flexibility with their modern avionics and rugged airframes,” said Philippe Monteux, Airbus Helicopters’ Head of Region South East Asia & Pacific.

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NHIndustries et MBDA débutent l'integration du missile anti-navires MARTE ER sur l'hélicoptère naval NH90 NFH

NHIndustries et MBDA débutent l'integration du missile anti-navires MARTE ER  sur l'hélicoptère naval NH90 NFH | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Navy Recognition learned during the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 that NHIndustries and MBDA started integration of the MARTE ER (Extended Range) anti-ship missile on the NH90 NFH maritime helicopter. NHI and MBDA representatives explained that fitting trials already occured in June 2014 while flight and separation tests were planned for the fall of 2014.

The integration work of this new missile is to answer the interest of two potential customers for a long range anti-ship missile capable of being launched from the NH90. The first customer is the Italian Navy which has already taken delivery of some of its 46 NH90 in NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) configuration it has on order. These helicopters are expected to be deployed on board Italian Navy's frigates for anti-submarine and anti-surface missions. The second potential customer is Qatar which signed during DIMDEX 2014 (naval exhibition held in Doha in March which we were covering) a letter of intent for 12 NH90 TTH and 10 NH90 NFH, from Airbus Helicopters.

When asked if the air launched version of the Exocet (AM 39) would ever be integrated on the NH90, an MBDA engineer explained the Exocet is physically too long and heavy: Initial studies have shown that during separation, the missile creates too much aerodynamic turbulences for the helicopter as well as affects its center of gravity too much.

The Marte missile family
The all-weather Marte MK2 is a fire-and-forget, medium-range, sea-skimming anti-ship weapon system. It is equipped with mid-course inertial and radar-based terminal guidance and is capable of destroying small craft and seriously damaging larger vessels. The missile weighs 310 kg and is 3.85 metres long. Marte was first developed in the 1980s with the 30km range MK/2 version being deployed on helicopters. Subsequent models followed for integration on different platforms and thus a family of missiles came into being.

The Marte MK-2/S, where “S” stands for “Short” and indicates shorter munitions in order to enable simpler on board integration, has already been integrated on AW101 and NH-90 NFH helicopters in service with the Italian Navy. The Marte MK-2/A was then developed for launch from fixed-wing aircraft (fighter or patrol aircraft). Finally, in response to the growing interest for a lightweight, rapid-response surface-to-surface naval missile system for littoral operations, Marte MK2/N was developed.

The new version of the missile, called Marte ER (Extended Range), keeps the basic characteristics of the Marte family, but extends its range. The new product is different from previous versions thanks to two main features: turbojet propulsion (leading to a four-fold increase in range compared to the rocket motor version), and the new ISO-calibre cylinder cell. The missile, equipped with these new important components, still preserves a series of elements that were already present in previous versions of the Marte missile, providing a number of significant commonalities that are widely appreciated by the market.

Thanks to these improvements, the new missile has a range that now exceeds 100 km and a much increased speed, both in the cruise and final attack phases. However, it is shorter than the previous model. Logistic systems, such as the transport and stocking canister in the helicopter version and the trolley for moving and hooking the missile to aircraft, are the same as those used in the Mk2/S model, offering clear user advantages.

 

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La Marine indonésienne va acquérir 16 hélicoptères Panther configurés ASM pour ses corvettes SIGMA 10514

La Marine indonésienne va acquérir 16 hélicoptères Panther configurés ASM pour ses corvettes SIGMA 10514 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) is to acquire 16 AS565 Panther anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, it announced on 28 April.

"The contract is in the final stages of being approved by the defence ministry. However, we are not able to give a timeline as to when the helicopters will be delivered", said Vice Admiral Untong Suropati, the TNI-AL's head of communications. He added that the aim is to embark the aircraft on vessels such as the SIGMA 10514-class guided-missile corvettes.

According to the TNI-AL, the decision to purchase the AS565 was made at the recommendation of aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), which will be involved in the production of the aircraft. PTDI has previously worked with Airbus on the manufacture of CN235 medium transport aircraft.

A PTDI spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 2 May that the company will be working with Airbus Helicopters in manufacturing the airframes and dipping sonar equipment. PTDI and Airbus Helicopters may produce all 16 aircraft in Bandung. Details for any joint production arrangements will be finalised once the contract has been confirmed by TNI-AL.

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The navy's ASW helicopter requirement is one element of Jakarta's ongoing programme to develop what it calls a 'Minimum Essential Force' (MEF), which also includes the development of a defence industrial base through transfer of technology (ToT), joint production and joint development.

Divided into three phases - 2010-2014, 2015-2019, and 2020-2024 - the navy's procurements include the ASW helicopter; the phased mid-life modernisation of two corvettes for an estimated USD100 million; two hydrographic and oceanographic research ships (USD100 million); a new sail training ship (USD80 million); and two CN 235 maritime patrol aircraft (USD60 million).

The naval air arm is organised into two wings: Udara 1 at Juanda (the main training base) and Udara 2 at Tanjung Pinang. The most modern helicopters in service are four Bell 412 EP helicopters delivered in 2012. In 2011 the navy said that the Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite was a contender for the helicopter requirement; this was likely due to the availability of SH-2Gs that were ordered and then cancelled by Australia - these aircraft have since been purchased by New Zealand.

The requirement for ASW helicopters reflects the increase in subsurface fleets in Southeast Asia. Singapore is expanding its submarine fleet from four to six boats with the procurement of two Type 218SGs from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, while Vietnam recently received the first two of six 'Kilo'-class boats from Russia. Indonesia itself is purchasing three Chang Bogo-class diesel-electric attack submarines from South Korea, while China's ongoing naval build-up includes attack and ballistic missile submarines.

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Les livraisons des NH90 néerlandais ont repris

Les livraisons des NH90 néerlandais ont repris | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Le ministère néerlandais de la Défense avait stoppé les livraisons d’hélicoptères NH90. D’après la ministre néerlandaise de la Défense, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, son pays a accepté de reprendre les livraisons des hélicoptères NH90 que l’armée néerlandaises doit percevoir. Un accord passé avec le fabricant, Airbus Helicopters, a permis de régler un problème lié à une corrosion accélérée de l’appareil.

Au mois de juin 2014, les livraisons avaient été suspendues. Une corrosion anormale avait alors été observée par les équipages néerlandais évoluant sur NH90. Finalement, un accord trouvé avec le constructeur a permis que ce dernier finance les réparations nécessaires pour effacer cette corrosion.

Au total, 20 hélicoptères NH90 avaient été commandés par les Pays-Bas dont 12 destinés à équiper la marine néerlandaise. Sept hélicoptères NH90 doivent encore été livrés au ministère néerlandais de la Défense. Deux d’entre eux seront livrés avant la fin du mois de décembre.

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L'Indonésie commande 11 hélicoptères Airbus AS565 Panther équipés pour la lutte ASM

L'Indonésie commande 11 hélicoptères Airbus AS565 Panther équipés pour la lutte ASM | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Indonesia is to acquire 11 Airbus Helicopters AS565 Panther rotorcraft equipped for the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission.

The helicopters will be delivered in a green condition to PT Dirgintara Indonesia, which will then install the mission systems before the aircraft are delivered to the nation's navy, says the airframer. Deliveries are scheduled for the next three years.

In May 2014, PTDI vice-president of marketing and sales Arie Wibowo confirmed to Flightglobal that Indonesia was discussing the potential acquisition of up to 16 AS565s.

In Indonesian service the mission package will include a dipping active sonar array as well as torpedoes. The aircraft will be able to operate from both warships and land bases.

Wibowo told Flightglobal that the large amount of local content aboard the AS565 helped it defeat the AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 for the requirement.

“The Panther now becomes one of the world’s most capable light/medium anti-submarine warfare platforms, with an advanced ASW suite and the capability to operate from corvettes or small frigates,” says Airbus Helicopters executive Philippe Monteux.

“This fully-capable, modern solution meets the naval requirements of Indonesia and other countries in the region, benefiting from our partnership with PT Dirgantara Indonesia and the industry’s best system suppliers.”

The acquisition will greatly enhance the capabilities of the Indonesian navy to counter regional submarine threats. The type is likely to be particularly effective in maritime chokepoints, such as the Straits of Malacca and Sunda Strait, that border on Indonesia.

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La Marine indonésienne équipe ses corvettes classe Bung Tomo avec des hélicoptères AS365 Panther version ASM

La Marine indonésienne équipe ses corvettes classe Bung Tomo avec des hélicoptères AS365 Panther version ASM | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) will equip its three Bung Tomo-class corvettes with AS565 Panther anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, a navy source told IHS Jane's on 6 October in Surabaya, Indonesia.

The lead ship in class, KRI Bung Tomo (357), conducted trials with an AS365N Dauphin 2 on 29 September. The trials, which included touch-and-go operations and landings, were held in the seas of central Java ahead of the vessel's appearance at the Indonesian Armed Forces Day celebration on 7 October.

According to the source, the Dauphin 2 involved in the recent trials is on loan from Indonesia's search-and-rescue body (Badan SAR Nasional, or BASARNAS).

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Airbus livre à la marine brésilienne le premier EC725 construit localement par Helibras | Mer et Marine

Airbus livre à la marine brésilienne le premier EC725 construit localement par Helibras | Mer et Marine | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Le premier EC725 réalisé au Brésil et destiné à la marine de ce pays a été livré vendredi dernier. C’est ce qu’a annoncé hier Airbus Helicopters, dont la filiale locale, Helibras, est en charge de la production des machines à Itajubá, dans l’Etat de Minais Gerais. Représentant un investissement de 160 millions d’euros, la nouvelle usine comprend la chaîne d’assemblage final de l’EC725, des bancs d’essais, un centre d’ingénierie et des espaces de formation et d’entrainement.

A ce jour, les forces armées brésiliennes ont reçu 12 hélicoptères de ce type, soit 5 pour l’armée de l’air, 4 pour l’armée de terre et 3 pour la marine. Alors que les 11 premiers ont été réalisés en France par Airbus, la machine livrée vendredi dernier a été assemblée Itajubá avec l’aide technique d’une équipe hexagonale. Helibras va désormais monter en puissance pour produire les prochains EC725, l’objectif étant de générer le maximum de retombées sur l’économie locale. A ce titre, un accord a été signé avec 16 sociétés brésiliennes pour la fourniture de différents composants, représentant 50% de l'hélicoptère.

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http://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/airbus-livre-la-marine-bresilienne-le-premier-ec725-construit-localement

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