Airbus Helicopters H160M

Announced March 2017, the H160 Military variant planned for the French Armed Forces, 400 expected to be delivered under the Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger (HIL) program from 2026.

On May 2019 was designated as Guépard (Cheetah) and delivery plans of 80 for Army (to replace Fennec, Gazelle and Puma), 49 for Navy (Dauphin, Panther, Lynx) and 40 for Air Force (Fennec and Super Puma)

Model News

H160M at Paris Air Show 2019, 23-Jun-19 : Paris Air Show 2019 A full-scale mock-up of the future H160M Guépard for the French Armed Forces was on displayed at Paris Air Show 2019

Thales’ FlytX Cockpit for H160M Guépard, 14-Jun-19 : Paris Air Show 2019 Thales’ FlytX avionics suite selected for the French Armed Forces’ Airbus H160M Joint Light Helicopter. First announced in 2013, it is also likely to be used in the future Tiger Mk3

H160M Guépard to Enter Service in 2026, 27-May-19 : #H160M The H160M for the French Armed Forces, designated as Guépard (Cheetah) is scheduled to enter service in 2026 under the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger, HIL) program

Airbus at Eurosatory 2018, 07-Jun-18 : #expo Airbus will display mock-up of H160M Joint Light Helicopter(HIL) to replace Dauphin, Gazelle, Puma, Fennec and Alouette III in the French armed forces from 2024 at Eurosatory 2018 June 11-15

H160 for France Light Helicopter Programme, 03-Mar-17 : France Defence Minister announced selection of the H160 to replace the Dauphin, Gazelle, Puma, Fennec and Alouette III in the 3 armed forces

List of Operators of Airbus Helicopters H160M

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