Finland Northern Lights during exercise Cold Blade 2016
NH90 side doors minigun
20 TTHs were ordered in 2001 with all deliveries expected to be completed by 2012. First flight of a Finnish NH90 took place in Eurocopter Marignane in France in 2004 and delivered in 2008. The remaining 19 helicopters were assembled by Patria in Finland.
Delays rescheduled the program first for 2014 and then for 2018 with 15 aircraft delivered by 2013. Nevertheless the 20th and last helicopter was delivered in July 2015.
Notice in this early NHi picture the original KH serial later replace with NH before entering service.
Cold Blade 2016 in Finland, 17-Feb-16 : Finnish NH90 and German CH-53GA will be part of European Defence Agency (EDA) Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP) exercise Cold Blade 2016 in Ivalo in Northern Finland March 7-18
Patria NH90 Spare Parts for Sweden and Finland, 06-Oct-15 : Patria Helicopters from Finland, a NH Industries (NHI) Authorized Nordic NH90 Service Center, has signed an agreement to supply NH90 spare parts for Swedish Armed Forces.
Finnish NH90 Sogitec Training Device Ready, 20-Jul-15 : Sogitec announces that NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency) and the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command have declared ready for training the NH90 Multi-Role Training Device (MRTD)
20th and Final NH90 Delivered to Finland, 09-Jul-15 : Airbus Helicopters and Patria, the company responsible for the local assembly of the NH90, delivered the 20th and last serial NH90 during a ceremony at Patria’s facility in Halli, Finland
Sogitec training device for Finnish NH90s, 11-Feb-13 : Suresnes, France - Sogitec Industries, a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded by NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter D&D Production and Logistics Management Agency) a contract for the production of an NH90 Medium Range Training Device (MRTD) to be delivered to the Finnish Army Aviation.
First Finnish Patria - Assembled NH90 Takes Off, 13-Jul-05 : NHIndustries is proud to announce that the first serial production NH90 assembled outside the NHIndustries community took to the air today at the Patria facility of Halli, Jämsä - Finland.