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    NEWS | Airbus Helicopters H160M
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    Launch of H160M Guépard Development


    Airbus, Safran and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) working closely under the Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger, HIL) to allow the H160M Guépard to enter service in the French armed forces in 2026.

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    Launch of H160M Guépard Development


    Airbus Helicopters, February 06, 2020 - Marignane – Airbus Helicopters and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) are pursuing a new set of studies to further the militarisation of the H160 and to define its associated support ecosystem in the frame of the Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger: HIL)

    This contract launches pre-development activities for the military version of the H160, also called the Guépard by the French armed forces, in order to meet the delivery schedule that was brought forward in May 2019 by the French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly.

    The new set of studies will also focus on defining the optimal set-up for supporting the tri-service H160M fleet.

    Airbus Helicopters, Safran Helicopter Engines, and the DGA will work closely together in order to maximize the availability rate of the helicopters, as well as optimizing the cost of supporting the fleet.

    “Launching this collaborative work between Industry and the Ministry of the Armed Forces in order to define the support framework for the Guépard and the associated processes, as early as the pre-development phase, is essential. The output will provide us with all the levers necessary to ensure a high level of availability at the H160M’s entry into service in the French armed forces,” said Alexandra Cros, Vice President and Head of Governmental Affairs France at Airbus Helicopters.

    “The studies build upon the work and commitments taken recently in the global support contracts for the Cougar, Caracal, and Tiger fleets of the French armed forces”.

    The H160 was designed to be a modular helicopter, enabling its military version, with a single platform, to perform missions ranging from commando infiltration to air intercept, fire support, and anti-ship warfare in order to meet the needs of the army, the navy and the air force through the HIL programme.

    Bringing the launch of the HIL programme forward to 2021 will enable first deliveries to the French armed forces in 2026.


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