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Italian Navy

2011 to present


  • Marina Militare Italiana NH90 NFH
  • Marina Militare Italiana NH90 NFH cockpit

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 first MITT were delivered.

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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 Received First MH-90A MITT, 21-Feb-17 : Italian Navy received first of 10 NH90 MITT (Maritime Italian Navy Tactical Transport) for amphibious support and special forces operations.

First NH90 Step B to Italian Navy, 08-Nov-13 : NHI is proud to announce that the first NH90 NFH Step B, has been delivered today to the Italian Navy.

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 Takes Delivery of Its First NH90 NFH, 23-Jun-11 : Italian Navy has taken delivery of its first NH90 NFH helicopter

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.

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2015/    4 gruppo elicotteri Taranto Grottaglie
2011/    5 gruppo elicotteri Maristaeli Luni Sarzana

List of Aircraft

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C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    1004 2005     MM81577: Marina 3-01 o/o
AgustaWestland Italy CSX81577: 440004/HITN01; AgustaWestland 2006; 2011 still

02mar17 test flight at Venice
    1019     MM81578: 440019/HITN02, Marina 3-02, test serial CSX81578
    1024     MM81579: 440024/HITN03; Marina 3-03, test serial CSX81579; 2010 SA+
    1033 2011     MM81580: HITN04; Marina 3-04 d/d June 2011
    1042     MM81581: HITN05; Marina 3-05
    1070 2011     MM81582: HITN06; Marina 3-06 pictured on d/d 16dec11
    1167     MM81583: Marina 3-07; May14 grupelicot 5
    1104 2014     MM81584: HITN08, Marina 3-08; May14 grupelicot 5
    1179 2014     MM81585: HITN09, Marina 3-09; May14 grupelicot 5
    1188 2014     MM81586: HITN10, Marina 3-10, noted Nov14
    1191 2014     MM81587: HITN11, Marina 3-11; May14 grupelicot 5
    1328     MM81588: HITN12, Marina 3-12
    1321     MM81589: Marina 3-13; Sep15 grupelicot 4
    2015     MM81590: HITN14,Marina 3-14; Sep15 grupelicot 4
    1323     MM81591: Marina 3-15; Apr15 grupelicot 4
        MM81592: Marina 3-16
    1329     MM81593: HITN17, Marina 3-18; Apr16 grupelicot 5
        MM81594: HITN18, Marina 3-19
        MM81595: HITN19, Marina 3-20
        MM81596: HITN20 Marina 3-21
    1350     MM81597: HITN21 Marina 3-22
        MM81598: HITN22 Marina 3-23
        MM81599: HITN23 Marina 3-24, test serial CSX81599
    1370 2016     MM81623: Marina 3-51, first MH-90A MITT [Maritime – (Navy) Italian +
    1384     MM81624: Marina 3-52, second MH-90A MITT [Maritime Italian Tactical +

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