officially has delivered the first Tiger HAP to the French Army Air Corps (ALAT)
at Marignane, France. This is the first helicopter of firm order comprising 80
Tiger helicopters ordered by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA).
This milestone marks the Tiger meets the program requirements in terms of
performance and systems. Tiger deliveries to the French Armed Forces will
continue until 2010. In 2005, Eurocopter expects to deliver 10 combat support
Tiger HAPs to France and Spain.
The helicopter delivered today will be assigned to the Franco-German Tiger
training academy at Le Luc in Southern France. Tiger HAP includes a 30mm
turret-mounted gun, rocket and Mistral air-to-air missiles. In addition, its
stealthy features make Tiger HAP suitable for combat support and escort
To date, Eurocopter has received firm orders from four countries totaling 206
helicopters distributed as follows: France 80, Germany 80, Australia 22 and
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