With the introduction of the NH90 the Italian Navy has a modern, multi-mission platform suited to operations over land and sea. Dr Andreas Zeitler joined a training flight from Grottaglie to learn about the helicopter’s capabilities.
Target acquired, range 53 kilometres, course 135,” comes the announcement over the intercom. It’s a clear day and the sea is calm. The Cabin Crew Chief (CCC), Luigi Grilli, has no difficulty acquiring the target.