On May 23, the Council of the European Union approved 11 new defence projects under the framework of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). Among these projects is the Next Generation Medium Helicopter (NGMH), a collaborative effort aimed at establishing a dedicated forum to address operational requirements related to both upgrading existing fleets and developing the European Next Generation Rotorcraft. The initiative seeks to harmonise the needs and timelines of EU member countries regarding future rotorcraft capabilities.

PESCO: four EU countries collaborate on Next Generation Medium Helicopter

The project objective of NGMH project is to provide coherent solutions for future EU rotorcraft capabilities among the development of new platforms and the upgrade of existing ones.