… defensenews.com … Five European allies sign on to build NATO’s next medium-lift helicopter …Five NATO member nations have signed on to build the alliance’s next-generation helicopter, planned to replace existing fleets starting in 2035.
France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Greece each signed letters of intent to participate in the program, dubbed “Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capability,” or NGRC, per a Nov. 19 statement issued by NATO (*).
Over the coming years, these partners will work together to develop “an entirely new helicopter capability” that would replace a variety of medium multi-role rotorcraft fleets that are expected to retire between 2035 and 2040.
The program was launched on the margins of the virtually held defense ministerial meeting in October, the alliance said.
(*) ... Five nations join forces to develop the Next Generation of Medium Multi-Role Helicopters …
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