DONAUWORTH, Germany—A series of software-based upgrades is planned for the international fleet of NH90 land-based and naval helicopters. The fleet, now 400-strong with the delivery of the first Sea Lion aircraft to the German Navy on Oct. 24, will benefit from a Step 2 avionics enhancement starting in 2022, according to Eberhard Scholl, Airbus’s vice president in charge of the NH90 program. The upgrade will improve the helicopter’s performance-based navigation capability, ...


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