H160M Program To Shape Airbus And French Forces’ Future In Helicopters

civil H160 on assembly line
A key difference between the civil H160 (pictured on the final assembly line) and the military H160M medium twins will be the avionics, as the French government picked Thales due to sovereignty concerns.
Credit: Airbus
Airbus Helicopters is gearing up for the development of the H160 military version in the framework of France’s joint light helicopter program. Firm military orders for the H160M, expected by year-end, will be particularly opportune for the airframer. Not only has the market for civil helicopters...

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