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Are these replacing the Mirage 2000-9? They sere planning to upgrade the latter platform so have they changed their mind. I cannot see them replacing their F-16 Blk 60 Desert Falcons already.

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Great video enjoyed the explanation of the Main mast antenna.

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Firmed up France has order 169 H160M helicopters for its armed forces


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SW1 wrote: 22 Dec 2021, 16:10 Firmed up France has order 169 H160M helicopters for its armed forces

160. Be nice if the UK ordered a decent amount of its future Helicopters, but cannot see that happening.

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Bare minimum is always the UK approach!!!

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What are they going to do with 169 light/medium choppers though ? Thats a huge amount. Are these replacing the NH90?

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Nh90's subtle replacement would be likely...

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No it is not replacing nh90.

Once delivered, the Guépards will replace a cross-section of light and medium helicopters, including the Navy’s Aerospatiale Alouette IIIs and multirole AS 365 Dauphins and AS 565 Panthers, the Air Force’s AS 555 Fennec light attack helicopters and SA 330 Pumas, and the Army’s Puma transports and SA 341/342 Gazelles used in both light attack and reconnaissance roles.

The French Navy will use its new units for anti-ship missions, fleet protection, and at-sea rescue. Delivery of the first H160M to the service is expected in 2029. The Navy will ultimately receive 49 of these helicopters.

The French Air Force plans to utilize its helicopters for airspace protection, search-and-rescue, intelligence-gathering, and deep forays behind enemy positions. All of the Air Force H160Ms are to be capable of performing air-to-air refueling duties.

The French Army’s helicopters will be allocated for reconnaissance, fire support, medevac, and special forces infiltration duties. The French Army Guépard delivery timeline has been accelerated, with the original 2028 date brought forward by two years to 2026.

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So the NH-90 is still replacing the Sea Lynx then?

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