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The Netherlands has taken delivery of its second NFH90 helicopter, the long-delayed maritime derivative of the NH90. The second of the rotorcraft was handed over last week. The Dutch military is the lead customer, although France also has one of the rotorcraft.In so doing, the NFH90 appears to have yielded the unwelcome title of "troubled maritime helicopter program" to the Canadian CH-148 Cyclone. The Canadian government says it has finally come to contractual terms with Sikorsky over the second re-baselining of the project. The contractor is still to hand over six CH-148s in an interim configuration -- as decided in 2008 when the program was first changed dramatically -- but now there is an acknowledgement that the interims will be more interim than first thought. Software development delays mean the sensor fusion elements will not be ready.Canada still wants to get its first fully compliant CH-148s in mid-2012, with the first six in the interim standard to be upgraded to the full configuration by the end of 2013.
ar99, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Canada
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