On March 2015 was announced an order for 18 NH90 NFH for the German Navy (Bundesmarine). Nicknamed Sea Lion, they will replace the aging fleet of Westland Sea King. Aircraft production began December 2015.
On June 15, 2019, the German Armed Forces Day, Wing 5 received the first training equipment.
On August 2019, it was announced the NH90 was also selected as the basis for the Sea Tiger to replace the Sea Lynx from 2025.
First Sea Lion helicopter to be delivered on October 2019.
German Sea Lion Radio Equipment, 12-Aug-19 : #SeaLion Rohde & Schwarz’ airborne radios selected to equip future German Navy Sea Lion helicopters. Eighteen NH90 will replace the Sea King Mk41 starting this year
German Navy Selects NH90 to Replace Sea Lynx, 31-Jul-19 : #NH90 The German Naval Aviation, Marineflieger, selected the NH90 NFH as the basis of the new “Multi-Role Frigate Helicopter” (MRFH) to be delivered from 2025. The NH90 in its “Sea Lion” variant is currently replacing the Navy’ Sea King. At least another 30 MRFH are expected to replace current Westland Sea Lynx Mk88A at the Naval Aviation Wing 5 in Nordholz
Sea Lion Completes Mission Demonstration, 19-Jul-19 : #SeaLion German Navy future helicopter, the NH90 Sea Lion, completed mission demonstrations for relevant roles, including SAR missions. First of 18 helicopters to be delivered by end of this year
NH90 Maintenance Training Rig to German Navy, 18-Jun-19 : #SeaLion Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH delivered a state-of-the-art training equipment for technicians with a functional cockpit of the NH90 “Seelöwe” (Sea Lion) during the German Armed Forces Day at Nordholz. First of 18 helicopters to be delivered in October
German Sea Lion Towards First Delivery, 22-Nov-18 : #SeaLion German Navy expecting to receive 18 NH90 NFH Sea Lion starting Q4 2019. First two aircraft undergoing tests and customization at Airbus Germany in Donauwörth.
First Flight of Second Marineflieger Sea Lion, 13-Jul-18 : #aircraft The second prototype of the NH90 NFH for the German Naval Aviation, named Sea Lion, has performed its first flight in serial configuration starting the type qualification phase
Second NH90 Sea Lion First Flight, 28-Nov-17 : The second NH90 NFH Sea Lion performed first flight at Airbus Donauwörth facility November 24, 2017. Deliveries of 18 helicopters to German Naval Aviation, Marineflieger, scheduled to start by end 2019
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|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2019/||MFG5|| Nordholz |
List of Aircraft
|C/N||Built||ID In this Organisation||In other Org|
|2016|| 79+51: Marineflieger Sea Lion Mar18|| 98+51: Marine NGEN01 f/f 08dec16 at Donauwörth;
2016 picture+ |
|2017|| 79+52: Marineflieger Sea Lion|| 98+56: Marine NGEN02 f/f 24nov17 at Donauwörth |
10jul18 first flight in serial configuration at Donauwo+
|2019|| 79+53: Marineflieger Sea Lion|| 98+40: Marine NGEN03;
2019 pictured at Donauwörth Airbus Germ+ |