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  • PICTURE: Eurocopter Spain kicks off Tiger test campaign


    Eurocopter Spain has performed its first flight with the multi-role Tiger HAD attack helicopter ...


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  • IN FOCUS: French army glad with Tiger HAD


    Battle-proven in Afghanistan, Libya and Mali, Eurocopter's combat helicopter is powering up with a new production...


  • PICTURE: Eurocopter Spain kicks off Tiger test campaign


    Eurocopter Spain has performed its first flight with the multi-role Tiger HAD attack helicopter ...


  • 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...


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  • ANALYSIS: European strugglers battle for fresh start

    News | 15 Oct 2013 12:52 | Graham Dunn

    Two of Europe's most battle-weary carriers are hoping to have again found a way through to safety after finding themselves back in the wars again.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-European-strugglers-battle-for-fresh-start-391713/
  • IN FOCUS: French army glad with Tiger HAD

    News | 18 Jun 2013 18:30 | Craig Hoyle

    Battle-proven in Afghanistan, Libya and Mali, Eurocopter's combat helicopter is powering up with a new production standardhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-French-army-glad-with-Tiger-HAD-387392/
  • PICTURE: Eurocopter Spain kicks off Tiger test campaign

    News | 17 Sep 2010 14:20 | Craig Hoyle

    Eurocopter Spain has performed its first flight with the multi-role Tiger HAD attack helicopter ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Eurocopter-Spain-kicks-off-Tiger-test-campaign-347492/
  • French army seeks Tiger enhancements for Afghan debut

    News | 06 May 2009 16:00 | Craig Hoyle

    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...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/French-army-seeks-Tiger-enhancements-for-Afghan-debut-326126/
  • Spain selects upgraded Tiger HAD

    News | 16 Sep 2003 00:00

    <p>CHRISTINA MACKENZIE / PARIS</p> <p>First of 24 helicopters with hot-and-high uprated engines and higher gross weight set to be delivered in 2007/8</p> <p>Spain has selected the Eurocopter Tiger HAD to meet its long-running combat support helicopter requirement. Madrid will buy 24 machines, which will be built in Spain and delivered from 2007/8.</p> <p>Prime contractor Eurocopter Spain hopes to finalise the deal by year-end, including the schedule, and finding a site for the factory.</p> <p>"We have conditional agreements with a number of Spanish suppliers" says Eurocopter Spain, "but these must now be negotiated into firm contracts." </p> <p>Local participants include Amper Programas, avionics and mission control systems; Gamesa, composite technology; Tecnobit, infrared and electro-optical systems; Indra, which could develop and manufacture the main landing gear and hydraulics systems, and ITP for the engine.</p> <p>MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce will give ITP 25% of the developmenhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Spain-selects-upgraded-Tiger-HAD-171278/
  • Tiger travails

    News | 16 Jul 2002 00:00

    <p>CHRISTINA MACKENZIE / PARIS   </p> <p>When France and Germany decided to co-operate on their next-generation combat helicopter in 1984, the geo-strategic context was radically different from that of today. Germany wanted an effective tank-killing helicopter to counter the armoured threat posed by its Warsaw Pact neighbours, so it chose the HAC anti-tank variant, which it designated Tiger UHT. France needed a machine able to &quot;plug the gaps&quot; possibly left by Germany, says General Hubert de Larocque Latour, who was responsible for the initial design requirement of the helicopter and is now a Eurocopter vice-president. </p> <p>&quot;Given our experiences in the 1980s in France's former Central African colonies, we wanted to be able to go far to support our troops in Africa and be autonomous - in other words, have no tank support,&quot; says de Larocque. As a result France required the HAC and a combat support version (HAP). Plans originally called for the procurement of 217http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Tiger-travails-152040/