Eurocopter handed over to Germany the first modernized helicopter CH-53GA


During the exhibition, the Eurocopter ILA-2012 officially handed over the first modernized medium transport helicopter CH-53GA to the German Armed Forces.

Germany's Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) 14 February 2007 signed a contract with Eurocopter Deutschland to upgrade X-NUMX CH-40G (S) transport helicopters to CH-53GA configuration in order to extend their lifespan and ensure compatibility with modern systems communication and management.

The contract provides for the modification of structural elements and some helicopter assemblies, which will extend their lifespan for 4000 flight hours (from 6000 to 10000 hours). In addition, the entire electrical system will be completely replaced.

As part of the contract, the helicopters are equipped with advanced information display devices and an automatic flight control system / four-axis autopilot; modern digital avionics; navigation system and equipment that allow flight instrument in accordance with international requirements; additional fuel tanks in the cockpit, which allows to increase the flight range to 1200 km; modernized communications and data transmission systems for compatibility with operations with new Tiger attack helicopters and NH-90 transport helicopters; FLIR infrared front view system; satellite communication system (SatCom) and electronic warfare system (EWS) for self-defense and threat identification.

According to Flight International, with reference to Eurocopter’s program manager Stefan Emig, the company conducted all the necessary tests and certification using two prototypes. By the end of September, it is planned to complete additional certification of helicopters.

In addition to the machine presented on the ILA-2012, three modified CH-53GA helicopters from July 2012 have been used for crew training. By the end of the year it is planned to transfer four more cars to the German Armed Forces.

Germany intends to send upgraded CH-53GA helicopters to Afghanistan by the end of next year.

CH-53G helicopters are in service for more than 35 years and in the medium term will remain the main platform for operations to deploy units of the Armed Forces of Germany and the transport of goods in international missions. The helicopter can be used in adverse weather conditions.

At the plant of the concern Fokker (VFW-Fokker) in Germany from 1971 to 1975. The X-NUMX CH-110G helicopters, which are a version of the C-Steel CH-53D heavy helicopter, were built.

According to existing plans, the German Armed Forces will rely on the 66 of the 84 currently available CH-53, including the 20 machines in the GS version and the 6 in the GE version.
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  1. +2
    13 September 2012 14: 53
    The flying bus! An interesting approach is to take the turbines out of the casing. and screw design too
  2. -5
    13 September 2012 14: 54
    yeah, there’s a lot of space ... but getting there is easier
    1. gor
      13 September 2012 14: 59
      go and hit the target)))))))))))))) blurted out so as not to be silent. MI 8 is also easier to get than the n-60. And what follows from this? It's not a ground attack aircraft but a transporter
      1. 0
        13 September 2012 19: 24
        [quote = gor] Guys, don’t swear.
  3. +5
    13 September 2012 14: 58
    I was impressed by the picture, honestly .................. eh Germans, Germans, you once had a chance in history to make the world a bipolar small blood in half with the Union, and you messed up. ......... who did it badly? to ourselves
  4. 0
    13 September 2012 15: 02
    Will they be needed in Agan then by the end of next year?
  5. Senzey
    13 September 2012 15: 36
    And the Germans are that in Avgan poking around?
    1. Tirpitz
      13 September 2012 18: 11
      They’ve been there for 10 years.
    2. X-55
      13 September 2012 18: 28
      SenZey, Heinrich Ruppert
      Is it your trick to spell the word “Afghan?” I’m not digging, just wondering.
      1. -2
        13 September 2012 18: 37
        Quote: X-55
        Is it your trick to spell the word “Afghan?” I’m not digging, just wondering.

        From the principle of 86 years I write.
  6. +1
    13 September 2012 18: 17
    Yes, this shit helicopter lifts all 3600kg (5900 if hung from the outside), and in the whole world only 6 countries use it: the USA, their slave Mexico, their six is ​​Israel, Austria, Germany and for some reason Iran.
  7. +4
    13 September 2012 18: 30
    but the analogue of MI-8, and it is not written off but modernized. why our "stools" prefer to write off, and then think about what to take in return. you can learn from the Germans a sighted attitude towards military equipment
  8. SenyaYa
    13 September 2012 20: 01
    As if they don’t know that Russia needs to buy turntables !!!
  9. MI-AS-72
    13 September 2012 21: 05
    The Eurocopter’s classic longitudinal scheme is all right; they now have the idea of ​​a fix (they implement it thanks to our officials in an easy way) to throw off their entire second-hand head (old) to Russia and countries of the 3rd world, they have already turned to us for certification of all guvn, and by themselves transfer to new ones, we should never chase after them in such an economic policy.
  10. Kochetkov.serzh
    13 September 2012 22: 15
    the guys are probably glad of that too ... no matter how he refuses to refuse the Vedas once they have given them, they will find application.