NATO Nations Studying Future Rotorcraft Needs

NH90 helicopter
The long gestation of the NH90 has prompted NATO allies to get a head start on a future medium rotorcraft platform for the 2040s.
Credit: Nicolas Gouhier/Airbus
European countries have begun considering their medium-lift rotorcraft needs for the 2040s. Around 1,000 helicopters in the inventories of NATO’s European members will need replacing in 2035-45, and work is underway to understand whether a shared design could reduce costs and increase...

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