The French Navy has received the first NH90 NFH helicopter from NHIndustries at Eurocopter’s Marignane plant in France.

The NH90 NFH variant is specifically designed for autonomous anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare missions.

Additional missions carried out by the helicopter include search and rescue, maritime patrol, vertical replenishment, troop transport, medical evacuation and amphibious support.

The helicopter features a deck-lock system, deck-traversing system ,and the automatic blade and tail folding system, which enables the aircraft to operate from small frigates, day and night, and in adverse weather conditions.

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France has ordered 61 NH90 aircraft, of which, 27 are the naval version and 34 the tactical transport TTH versions.