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Airbus Helicopters H160


Thales' lighter and leaner IESI finds favour

The first IESI will enter service in 2027 on the Guépard joint light helicopter, the military version of the H160; following on from the Airbus H135, H145, H160 civil and H175 helicopters, scheduled for early 2026.

The French Armament General Directorate launched the development of the H160M in December 2021.

French forces' light helicopter features Iridium-based satcoms

Five types of helicopters serving in the French Army, Navy and Air Force will be replaced by a total of 169 H160M in batches starting in 2027. They will have SKYTRAC's SDL-700 Satcom system onboard.

14/06/2022Press Release:
Safran's SkyNaute navigation system to equip H160M Guépard helicopters
Safran will provide engines and other equipment on H160M and H160 helicopters for the French armed forces and Gendarmerie.

Safran chalks up diverse involvement in the H160M

Designed, built and supported in France, Arrano engines will power the French armed forces' Leopard helicopter. Safran will also supply a range of other systems and components for the program.

12/07/2021Press Release:
Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

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