Leonardo handed over the last UH-90A (NATO: NH90 TTH) multirole helicopter ordered by Italy for the country’s Army.
The 60th and final aircraft, assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, was handed over to the Italian Army on November 25 during an official ceremony in presence of representatives from the Italian Army and its Aviation unit, Italian Secretariat General of Defence / National Armaments Directorate, NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), NHIndustries, and Leonardo.
The Italian Army is one of the first and largest NH90 operators, with 31,096 flight hours logged in Italy and abroad to date. The UH-90As have supported a number of missions, such as tactical troop transport, logistics support, special operations, cargo resupply and hoist operations, MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) and light tactical vehicle transport. The aircraft has also supported disaster relief and emergency response operations.