OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) has commissioned Airbus Helicopters, on behalf of the French, German and Spanish Armament agencies DGA, BAAINBw and DGAM, to perform de-risking studies aimed at providing the Tiger with next generation battlefield capabilities. Their main objective is to prepare the development and retrofit phases of the new avionics, mission, and weapon… Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.Â TopOwl HMSD links the pilot directly to the armaments, night-vision and navigation systems of the army’s armed reconnaissance helicopters.
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.