The Italian Navy ordered 46 NFH known as SH-90A plus 10 TTH known as MH-90A in MITT (Maritime Italian navy Tactical Transport) transport configuration for amphibious / special forces support but retaining some of the NFH features such as Automatic Folding Blades, etc for shipborne operations.
As of February 2017, 23 NFH and the firt MITT were delivered.
APROC 2017, 28-Jun-17 : Italian air force held the Air Centric Personnel Recovery Operatives Course (APROC), the main training event in Europe in combat search and rescue.
Italian Navy NH90 to be Upgraded With Mode 5 IFF, 21-Feb-17 : Italian Navy NH90 NFH helicopters to be upgraded with New Generation Identification Friend or Foe (NGIFF) systems under €11M contract by NATO agency NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency)
Italian Navy NH90 with Mission Planning and Analysis System, 25-Jan-12 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Italian Navy will receive a Mission Planning & Analysis System (MPAS) for its fleet of NH90 NFH medium twin naval helicopters. The MPAS contract, signed between AgustaWestland and NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), fulfills the requirement for a multi-mission and multi-platform mission planning system that will be available in time for the early operations of the first batch of Italian Navy NH90 helicopters. The MPAS will also be compatible with similar planning systems in use by other European Armed Forces and capable of being expanded to support additional helicopter platforms and provide a secure interface.
Italian Navy NH90 First Flight, 20-Dec-05 : NHIndustries on behalf of AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces that the first Italian Navy serial production NH90 took to the air on Thursday the 15th of December at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate facility in Italy. The flight started at 16.00, lasting 35 minutes.