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Germany ends Tiger Helicopter Grounding

Germany ends Tiger Helicopter Grounding

Airbus Tiger attack helicopters have been given approval by the German military to resume flights. The Tiger helicopters were grounded after a fatal crash in Mali. Pilots are now having to adhere to certain speed and weight restrictions, as well as the amount of autopilot usage, reports DFNS.net Air.

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-17

Four bidders for Polish attack helicopter order

Four bidders for Polish attack helicopter order

Poland is currently launching the tender process for a new attack helicopter. Bidders used the MSPO show to showcase their candidates. The show was held in Kielce from September 5-8.  Warsaw is looking into acquiring 34 new attack helicopters, with an initial batch of three to be delivered by 2022, reports Flight Global. Turkish Aerospace… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Sep-17

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Safran signs new production contract for Strix sights on Tiger helicopters

Safran signs new production contract for Strix sights on Tiger helicopters

Safran Electronics & Defense has signed a contract with the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) to supply 18 more Strix optronic sights for the Tiger helicopter program. This latest tranche is part of France’s revised 2014–19 defense spending plan, which calls for a homogenous fleet of 67 Tiger HAD (multi-role attack) helicopters. Strix is… Read more »

Source: Safran, 04-Jul-17

Poland – Airbus Helicopters seeks to work with PGZ on Tiger

Poland – Airbus Helicopters seeks to work with PGZ on Tiger

Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Airbus Helicopters are hosting a two-day workshop in Radom on the 28 – 29 April to identify potential areas of cooperation around the Tiger HAD project, in the frame of the Kruk attack helicopter project. The event included the global network of Tiger HAD suppliers who took part in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Apr-16

Airbus release their numbers for 2015

Airbus release their numbers for 2015

Capitalising on its transformation plan that has put the company’s priorities on customer satisfaction, quality and safety, and competitiveness, Airbus Helicopters focused its efforts in 2015 on executing its strategic roadmap and meeting its targets against a challenging market backdrop and delays in the key military campaigns. During 2015, Airbus Helicopters delivered 395 rotorcraft from… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Jan-16

France orders another seven Tiger HAD attack helicopters

France orders another seven Tiger HAD attack helicopters

The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered seven additional Tiger HAD attack helicopters, bringing to 67 the total number of Tigers that will eventually be operated by the French Army Aviation. The additional Tigers will be delivered in 2017-2018. “The French Army Aviation have put the Tiger to the test in multiple theatres and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jan-16

21-Jul-15 Eurocopter Tiger Darwin, Australia

Precautionary landing by a road after warning light illuminated – later cleared for direct flight back to base

21-Jul-15

Tiger crews to continue to train with Rheinmetall simulation technology

Tiger crews to continue to train with Rheinmetall simulation technology

Crews of the Franco-German Tiger multi-purpose attack helicopter will continue in future to train with tried-and-tested simulation technology from Rheinmetall. The Düsseldorf-based Group recently booked an order to this effect worth several tens of millions €. In December 2014 the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement) contracted with… Read more »

Source: Rheinmetall, 16-Feb-15

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Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter upgrade

Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter upgrade

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced he has given Combined Pass approval for an interim Tactical Data Link for the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army. Under LAND 2089 Phase 3B, a total of 21 Tiger helicopters will be upgraded with a tactical information exchange solution that further integrates… Read more »

Source: Department of Defence, 27-Oct-14

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Eurocopter exhibits the largest range of military helicopters at Eurosatory 2012

Eurocopter exhibits the largest range of military helicopters at Eurosatory 2012

Backed by the largest range of military helicopters in operation with armed forces around the world, Eurocopter will showcase the versatility and efficiency of its rotorcraft at the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition, to be held June 11-15 at the Villepinte Exhibition Center near Paris. This presence will include French Army displays of the most modern air… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-Jun-12

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Tiger gunship debuts with French forces in Afghanistan

Tiger gunship debuts with French forces in Afghanistan

Thales has announced that together with the Tiger helicopter gunship, its TopOwl helmet-mounted sight and display system (HMSD) has been deployed with the French forces in Afghanista

Source: Sify, 21-Jul-10

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Eurocopter opts out of Indian Air Force $2 billion helicopter tender

Eurocopter opts out of Indian Air Force $2 billion helicopter tender

Sources indicate that the Eurocopter’s product, the Tigre ARH, may not be ready in time to participate in field trials next year as it is undergoing an upgrade

Source: Domain-B, 27-Oct-09

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French Army opens Tiger simulation centre and EA-ALAT army aviation simulation centre

Coinciding with the ceremony to mark the beginning of the 2009-2010 training year, the French Army Light Aviation training application school (EA-ALAT) today inaugurated two helicopter simulator training centres: the Tiger simulation centre at the Franco-German Tiger training school, and the EA-ALAT simulation centre.

Source: Thales, 09-Oct-09

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Tiger achieves major milestone for Australian Army

Tiger achieves major milestone for Australian Army

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science today announced the achievement of a major milestone in project AIR 87, the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter project.

Source: Australian Dept of Defence, 02-Oct-09

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Thales To Upgrade TopOwl Helmet Modules for Australian Military

Thales has secured an order from prime contractor Australian Aerospace to upgrade the TopOwl Helmet-Mounted Sight Display Modules fitted to Australia’s Tiger helicopters.  TopOwl HMSD links the pilot directly to the armaments, night-vision and navigation systems of the army’s armed reconnaissance helicopters.

Source: Thales, 28-Aug-09

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France to Give Eurocopter Tiger Helicopters to Pakistan

France to Give Eurocopter Tiger Helicopters to Pakistan

France has agreed to provide Tigre Attack helicopter to Pakistan in line with its growing use against the foreign financed terrorists operating in tribal areas of Pakistan.

Source: Pro-Pakistan, 06-Jul-09

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Australia flags Tiger progressive upgrade

Australia flags Tiger progressive upgrade

The Australian Department of Defence is flagging emerging plans for a progressive upgrade to its Eurocopter Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters.

Source: Rotorhub, 02-Jul-09

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Sagem mission planner set to support Tiger deployments

Source: Flightglobal, 17-Jun-09

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France to send Tiger HAP attack helicopters to Afghanistan

Source: DefPro, 08-Jun-09

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French army seeks Tiger enhancements for Afghan debut

French army seeks Tiger enhancements for Afghan debut

The French army is conducting a series of urgent modifications to its Eurocopter Tiger HAP attack helicopters, in advance of receiving an order to deploy the type operationally for the first time, to Afghanistan.

Source: Flightglobal, 08-May-09

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Tiger HAP passes Initial Operational Capability tests

Source: Rotorhub, 30-Apr-09

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Australia withheld Tiger progress payments across 2008 despite dispute settlement

Source: Rotorhub, 20-Feb-09

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OCCAR Issues the Final Qualification of the HAP and UHT Versions of Eurocopter’s Tiger helicopter

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Dec-08

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Eurocopter successfully leads the first firing campaign of the HAD Tiger using the Spike missile

Eurocopter successfully leads the first firing campaign of the HAD Tiger using the Spike missile

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Sep-08

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Australian Aerospace signs ARH Tiger helicopter support contract with Thales Australia

Source: Australian Aerospace, 26-Aug-08

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Eurocopter showcases a State-of the-Art Product Range at EUROSATORY 2008

Eurocopter showcases a State-of the-Art Product Range at EUROSATORY 2008

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Jun-08

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