Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration
(Source: Airbus Helicopters; issued July 18; 2019)
The NH90 Sea Lion has demonstrated it can fulfill missions such as using a rescue hoist, naval reconnaissance, and dropping off commandos and Special Forces equipment, clearing the way for its delivery to the German Navy. (Airbus photo)
DONAUWÖRTH, Germany --- The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including SAR missions, in July.

Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy reconnaissance capabilities, and dropping off commandos and Special Forces equipment, including an inflatable boat.

Delivery of the first Sea Lion helicopters is scheduled for the end of 2019. Altogether 18 helicopters are on order.


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