Germany’s Tender for Heavy-Lift Helicopter

Issue: 4 / 2019

Germany released tender documents for the Bundeswehr’s heavy-lift helicopter (Schwerer Transporthubschrauber, STH) on February 28, 2019 which set out the performance and programme details for the STH requirement to procure 44 to 60 helicopters for the German Luftwaffe. Back in November 2018, the German government announced that a newly developed helicopter to replace the 70 incumbent Sikorsky CH-53G/GS/GA/GEs would not be an option. According to the released tender, parties have until May 14, 2019 to provide initial response. A Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued shortly thereafter.