The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) yesterday awarded a 10 billion Euro contract to Airbus Helicopters for the development and procurement of the H160M in the frame of the Light Joint Helicopter program (HIL). Close to a third of the future "Guépard" fleet is intended for the French Navy (Marine Nationale).
Tag Archives : HIL
18 Oct 2020
Thales unveiled a new ultra compact airborne surveillance radar. With a 30% lower SWaP (size, weight and power) than the other radars in its class, the new AirMaster C is compatible with more aircraft sizes and types, including naval drones, MALE UAVs, ISR aircrafts and helicopters.
10 Feb 2020
The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines. The contract was awarded on January 31, 2020. The French Navy will start operating these helicopters in 2022 for a period of ten years.
08 Feb 2020
Airbus Helicopters and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) are pursuing a new set of studies to further the militarization of the H160 and to define its associated support ecosystem in the context of the Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger: HIL).
02 Oct 2019
The French Navy recently launched a tender calling for construction work at the Lanvéoc-Poulmic naval air base (BAN) prior to delivery of an interim fleet of Airbus Helicopter H160-type light multirole helicopters.
27 May 2019
French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, today announced that the future Light Joint Helicopter (HIL program) of the French military will be named "Guepard" (Cheetah). She also announced that its procurement will be accelerated.