Deployed Assets

SH90

The  SH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter. It was developed in response to NATO requirements for a battlefield helicopter which would also be capable of being operated in naval environments. The SH90 was developed and is manufactured by NHIndustries, a collaborative company, which is owned by Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo (formerly AgustaWestland) and Fokker Aerostructures. The first prototype conducted its maiden flight in December 1995; the type first entered operational service in 2007. As of July 2020, the NH90 has logged 254,671 flight hours in the armed forces of thirteen nations.

-MTOW (Maximum Take-Off Weight): 11000kg

Maximum PAX: 14 persons

Max Speed: 175 kts

Max Endurance: 3h30m

SENSORS/COMMS: SONAR, SONOBUOYS, RADAR, FLIR, ESM, LINK11, COMMS VHF/UHF/HF/SATCOM

ARMAMENT: M134D DILLON

SELF PROTECTION: CHAFF/FLARES

Extra features: RESCUE HOIST (personnel, load, rescue basket, winchable stretcher), CARGO HOOK (for external cargo load up to 4000kg), FAST ROPE BEAM (fast rope operations), DECK LOCK (self mooring system)

Additional infos: Fly By Wire control system, structure + airframe built on full composite materials

Augusta Bell AB-212

The Spanish Navy Agusta Bell 212 is a  multi-purpose helicopter that can carry out a wide variety of tasks.  The AB-212 is a two-bladed, twin-engine helicopter with main and tail rotors and sliding side doors. It can be fitted with auxiliary equipment depending on the mission: additional seats, stretchers, rocket-launchers, floats, etc.  It is the organic helicopter of the ESPS Numancia frigate.

It has a barycentre winch for logistic tasks and a crane for SAR missions.

Other features:

  • Max. speed: 130 knots.
  • Fuel: 2,400 lb (with auxiliary tanks). 650 lb per hour.
  • Range: 3.5 hours.
  • XM200 E-1 rocket-launchers.
  • MG-3-1A-3S 7.62 mm machine guns.