The French defence ministry has confirmed an order for 34 NH Industries NH90 troop transport helicopters for the nation's army.

A deal had been expected earlier this year, but was delayed until the publication of the French government's defence review in April. Further details of the contract are expected to be revealed at the Paris air show in mid-June.

 French army NH90 - Eurocopter

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France already operates the TTH troop transport and NFH naval variants of the NH90.

Source: Flight International