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New Zealand welcomes NH90s

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 14, 2012
A RNZAF NH90 at Wellington. (NZDF)

New Zealand Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman officially welcomed the first two of the RNZAF’s new NH90 helicopters at Wellington Airport on March 9

The MH90s will replace UH-1H Iroquois in service. In a statement, Dr Coleman said: “This is a very significant day for the Air Force and the wider NZDF. The NH90 helicopters are state of the art machines with better capabilities and full self–protection. They are the most advanced and capable helicopters the Air Force has ever had.”

The machines will undergo a an operational test and evaluation phase based out of Ohakea lasting up to 18 months before achieving an initial operating capability (IOC) late next year.

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“The NH90s will deliver the priorities outlined in the Defence White Paper and improve the Defence Force’s ability to conduct disaster relief, search and rescue, or other operations. The NH90 is particularly important for our future Joint Amphibious Task Force,” Coleman said.

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New Zealand welcomes NH90s

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 14, 2012
A RNZAF NH90 at Wellington. (NZDF)

New Zealand Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman officially welcomed the first two of the RNZAF’s new NH90 helicopters at Wellington Airport on March 9

The MH90s will replace UH-1H Iroquois in service. In a statement, Dr Coleman said: “This is a very significant day for the Air Force and the wider NZDF. The NH90 helicopters are state of the art machines with better capabilities and full self–protection. They are the most advanced and capable helicopters the Air Force has ever had.”

The machines will undergo a an operational test and evaluation phase based out of Ohakea lasting up to 18 months before achieving an initial operating capability (IOC) late next year.

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“The NH90s will deliver the priorities outlined in the Defence White Paper and improve the Defence Force’s ability to conduct disaster relief, search and rescue, or other operations. The NH90 is particularly important for our future Joint Amphibious Task Force,” Coleman said.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

New Zealand welcomes NH90s

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 14, 2012
A RNZAF NH90 at Wellington. (NZDF)

New Zealand Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman officially welcomed the first two of the RNZAF’s new NH90 helicopters at Wellington Airport on March 9

The MH90s will replace UH-1H Iroquois in service. In a statement, Dr Coleman said: “This is a very significant day for the Air Force and the wider NZDF. The NH90 helicopters are state of the art machines with better capabilities and full self–protection. They are the most advanced and capable helicopters the Air Force has ever had.”

The machines will undergo a an operational test and evaluation phase based out of Ohakea lasting up to 18 months before achieving an initial operating capability (IOC) late next year.

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“The NH90s will deliver the priorities outlined in the Defence White Paper and improve the Defence Force’s ability to conduct disaster relief, search and rescue, or other operations. The NH90 is particularly important for our future Joint Amphibious Task Force,” Coleman said.

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