25-Jan-2013 Source: DGA
(electronic translation) On 14 January 2013, the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) gave the type certification of the Tiger combat helicopter version “support destruction” (HAD). DGA and certify the airworthiness of this version of Tiger.
The establishment of the type certificate of the aircraft is an important milestone in the development of the new version of Tiger.
The Tiger program is designed to equip armies French, German and Spanish gunships new generation adapted to the wide variety of scenarios contemporary jobs. The Tiger is available in French version support and protection (PAHs), equipped with air-to-air Mistral, a 30mm gun and 68mm rockets, and support version-Destruction (HAD), which in addition to equipment of PAH has air-ground missiles Hellfire.
Since 2009, the Tiger was implemented in several theaters of operation.