Germany has kicked off a refresh of its naval air arm with a new fleet of helicopters and ambitions for a greater aviation presence at sea. The handover of the first NH90 Sea Lion to German defense procurement agencies on Oct. 24 not only represents the first new helicopter to be delivered to the German Navy since the mid-1990s but also what defense officials hope will be an end to the dark days of limited serviceability that has often brought the reliability of the German armed forces into ...


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