Sea Lion successfully completes mission demonstration


The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including search-and-rescue (SAR) missions, in July.

NH90 Sea Lion
A total of 18 NH90 Sea Lion helicopters are on order for the German Navy. Airbus Helicopters/Patrick Heinz Photo

Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy reconnaissance capabilities, and dropping off commandos and Special Forces equipment, including an inflatable boat.

Delivery of the first Sea Lion helicopters is scheduled for the end of 2019. Altogether 18 helicopters are on order.

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