t is France's first order for the TTH version, which will replace army AÃƒÂ©rospatiale Pumas. The French navy already has 27 NFH naval variants of the 10t-class NH90 on order.
NH90s for the French armed forces will be assembled in Marignane by Eurocopter, which holds a 62.5% stake in the NH Industries consortium. The other partners are AgustaWestland of Italy and Stork Fokker of the Netherlands.
The French order takes total firm sales of the NH90 to 507 aircraft. The first production NH90s were delivered to the German army in December 2006, more than two years behind schedule. Germany has firm orders for 112 TTHs.