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French Army Light Aviation

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Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre NH90 TTH

France has ordered a total of 34 NH90 TTH helicopters, with an additional 34 on option, to progressively replace the Pumas currently in service for the ALAT. First aircraft in Final Operational Configuration (FOC) delivered on January 2012

On February 14, 2013 the NH90TTH Caïman (Cayman) was officially accepted for ALAT service with 1 RHC at Phalsbourg.

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Six Additional NH90 for the French Army Aviation, 07-Jan-16 : French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) ordered 6 additional NH90 helicopters in tactical troop transport configuration. 74 NH90 TTH are now on order for the French Army Aviation (ALAT)

French Army Aviation NH90 Simulator Ready, 28-Aug-15 : Sogitec announces that NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency) and the French Defense Procurement Agency have declared ready for training the French Army Aviation NH90 Full Flight Simulator (FFS)

NHI Delivers the 15th NH90 to French ALAT, 15-Jun-15 : Paris Air Show 2015 NHI delivered the 15th NH90 Caiman TTH helicopter to the French Army (ALAT) during the Paris Air show

French Army Second NH90 Simulator Ready, 10-Dec-14 : Sogitec announces that the second French Army NH90 Caiman Multi-Role Training Device (MRTD) was declared ready for training at full operational capability at Phalsbourg Army Base.

Two French Army NH90 Arrived at Mali, 06-Nov-14 : Two French Army (ALAT) NH90 Caiman from the 1st Regiment of Combat Helicopters (1 RHC) arrived in Gao, Mali for Operation Barkhane on November 3rd, 2014

French Army first NH90 Training Device ready for training, 04-Dec-13 : Sogitec Industries is pleased to announce that NAHEMA and the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction générale de l’armement, DGA) have declared ready for training the first NH90 Caïman Medium Range Training Device (MRTD), in its French Army variant, at the NH90 Joint Training Center (Centre de formation interarmées, CFIA) at the French Army Aviation Academy in Le Luc, south-eastern France.

Mission Planning System for Tiger and NH90, 24-Sep-13 : Sagem signed a contract for development and production of a new version of the MPME mission planning system for helicopter crews to be deployed by the French army s air arm (ALAT)

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2013/    1 RHC Phalsbourg / Camp de la Horie
2013/    EAALAT Le Luc


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C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    1239     1239: ALAT, F-MEAA; Jul13 CFIA
    1256     1256: NH.90TTH; ALAT 1256 /EAB d/d Jan12; GAM/STAT
    1271     1271: NH.90TTH; ALAT 1271 /EAC d/d Jul12
    1273     1273: NH.90TTH; ALAT 1273 /EAD
    1290     1290: ALAT; 14jul13 EAALAT.CFIA./EAE flew in parade Quatorze Juill+
    1291     1291: ALAT /EAF; Jun14 GAM/STAT
    1292     1292: ALAT c/n 1292
    1293     1293: ALAT /EAH; Jun14 CFIA
    1294     1294: ALAT /EAI
    1295     1295: ALAT /EAJ; Apr14 1RHC
    1306     1306: ALAT /EAK, F-ZWCL
    1307     1307: ALAT /EAL; Sep14 1RHC
    1332     1332: ALAT /EAS Aug16
Airbus Helicopters France F-ZKBK: Airbus Helicopters France; Feb16 at Marignane
    1334     1334: 1334 ALAT
    1338     1338: ALAT /EAY; 13/17nov17 pictured on landing qualifications ab+
        ?: Jun18 pictured on display at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris. H22+

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