SPAIN’S FUERZAS Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET – Spanish Army Aviation) took delivery of its first two HT-29 Caimán (NH90TTH) helicopters at the FAMET headquarters at Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, on September 13.
Both had arrived at the base on September 7, but were not officially handed-over until today’s ceremony, in the presence of the FAMET Commander and other senior officials.
The two helicopters, HT29-03 ‘ET-803’ and HT29-04 ‘ET-804’, will join HT29-02 ‘ET-802’, which has already been delivered directly to Batallón Helicópteros Maniobra III (BHELMA III – Helicopter Manouevre Battalion III) at Logroño-Agoncillo for training. The two additional helicopters will also henceforth be based with BHELMA III at Agoncillo.
Two additional helicopters for FAMET are scheduled to be handed-over by Airbus Helicopters before the end of this year, while the remainder of the 22 purchased (16 for the FAMET and six for the Ejercito del Aire – Spanish Air Force) will be delivered by 2021. Roberto Yáñez