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Tiger HAD

Tiger HAD

The combat-proven attack helicopter

The Tiger HAD is Airbus’ multi-role attack helicopter, designed to perform armed reconnaissance, air or ground escort, air-to-air combat, ground fire support, destruction and anti-tank warfare, day or night and in adverse conditions. 


The reference in attack helicopters

The Tiger has proven its capabilities during operational deployments in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Somalia, Libya and Mali.

Aircraft

Superior inside the cockpit

With its tandem-seat glass cockpit layout, both the pilot in the forward position and the aft-seated gunner can manage the weapon systems and primary flight controls, switching roles if necessary.

Each crew member’s pair of multifunction LCD displays is used to display sensor data and information on internal systems, as well as to interact with the aircraft's systems.

An additional display system is provided with the helmet-mounted display (HMD) – which presents flight and fire data with digitally-enhanced optics to the flying pilot. The HMD also enables the gunner to interact with, and control, the on-board weapon systems and view targeting data.

Powerful, modern and capable

The Tiger HAD is highly agile, benefitting from a 13-metre, four-bladed hingeless main rotor. It is likewise powerful, thanks to two enhanced MTR 390 turboshaft engines.

Avionics incorporated on the Tiger HAD are the EUROGRID battlefield management and digital map display systems, integrated radio and satellite communications and data transfer links, an IFF transponder/interrogator, and a high-authority 4-axis digital automatic flight control system.

The gyro-stabilised roof-mounted sight has a TV camera, thermal imager, laser rangefinder, laser designator, and a laser spot tracker capable of simultaneously following up to four targets.

In addition, the Tiger HAD has combat external fuel tanks for longer mission flight times, an extended flight domain in which Spike and Hellfire anti-tank missiles can be fired, and digital communications for the modern digitised battlefield.

Tiger HAD Block 2 helicopters are also “navalised,” allowing operations from ships and in maritime environments.

Maintainable in the field

As demonstrated in operational deployments, the Tiger HAD is easy to maintain. It does not require heavy infrastructure for maintenance operations – including engine change – and the need for manpower is limited by design.

Learn more about HCare services at Airbus’ helicopters website.

Survivable

The Tiger HAD’s agility during flight, combined with its flat and narrow silhouette, low radar infrared signature and passive weapon system, significantly reduce this helicopter’s vulnerability on the battlefield.

Further enhancing survivability are the Tiger HAD’s ballistic protection, high crashworthiness and self-sealing tanks, and system architecture with designed-in redundancies and segregation.

Missions

Ground attack

Built for ground attack missions, the Tiger HAD’s turreted gun is one of the most accurate and lethal weapons of its type, thanks to the efficient fire control system. The gun is linked to both the roof- and the helmet-mounted sights, enabling quick and easy target acquisition.

Total ammunition capacity is 450 rounds, with a firing rate of 750 rounds per minute.

68 mm or 70 mm unguided rockets can be swapped in place of the other weapon types without changes to the helicopter’s fixed parts. Capacity is up to 68 for the 68 mm rockets, and 52 for the 70 mm rockets. Growth potential exists for laser-guided rockets.

The Hellfire laser-guided and Spike ER electro-optical or fiber optics-guided air-to-ground missiles are qualified on the Tiger HAD, with both capable of 8,000 metre ranges in self-designation mode.

Air-to-air

Four “fire and forget” Mistral air-to-air missiles and the Nexter 30M781 30 mm turreted gun give the Tiger HAD a powerful air-to-air combat capability.

A total of four Mistral missiles are accommodated on outer launchers, with a range of up to 6,000 metres.

Documents

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09 April 2016

Tiger HAD Infographic

Designed for both asymmetric warfare and conventional scenarios with a full range of armament for air-to-air-ground and air-to-air combat, the Tiger HAD has already proven its aerial superiority thanks to its agility and maneuverability. Six missions, easily deployable. Anytime, anywhere.

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Naming Convention      
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21 November 2017

Naming Convention

Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.

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Brochure Military Range      
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29 February 2016

Brochure Military Range

Tiger Brochure Presentation      
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29 July 2014

Tiger Brochure Presentation

Tiger HAD

Tiger- Brochure Presentation      
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08 June 2014

Tiger- Brochure Presentation

TIGER HAD

Photos and videos

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25 October 2017

Superior inside the cockpit

With its tandem-seat glass cockpit layout, both the pilot in the forward position and the aft-seated gunner can manage the weapon systems and primary flight controls, switching roles if necessary.

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24 June 2017

NH90 and Tiger Flying Display - 24 June PAS 2017

Tiger (right) and NH90 military helicopters in an aerial display at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

Tiger Static Display - 22 June PAS 2017 Airbus, Airbus - Master Films - Frédéric Lancelot
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22 June 2017

Tiger Static Display - 22 June PAS 2017

The Tiger attack helicopter – seen here at the 2017 Paris Air Show – provides crew with advanced technology, including multifunction LCD displays showing sensor and internal systems data

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Tiger Static Display - 22 June PAS 2017 Airbus, Airbus - Master Films - Frédéric Lancelot
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22 June 2017

Tiger Static Display - 22 June PAS 2017

The Tiger is Airbus’ combat-proven attack helicopter, designed for armed reconnaissance, air or ground escort and a host of other missions.

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21 June 2017

A380 Airbus and Tiger Static Display - 21 June PAS 2017 1328

Visitors to the 2017 Paris Air Show take in the sights and sounds of the biennial aviation gathering, where Airbus is showcasing its market-leading aircraft such as the Tiger helicopter (front) and A380 jetliner (background).

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21 June 2017

Tiger and A350-1000 Flying Display - 21 June PAS 2017

Spectators at the 2017 Paris Air Show enjoy flight demonstrations by an Airbus Tiger helicopter and A350-1000.

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21 June 2017

Tiger Flying Display - 21 June PAS 2017

Spectators at the 2017 Paris Air Show watch a Tiger attack helicopter in flight. The enhanced HAD variant includes 14 percent more power than earlier versions.

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18 June 2017

PAS 2017 19 June: Tiger helicopter at the static display

Tiger helicopter at the 2017 Paris Air Show static display

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15 May 2017

Australian Army’s Tiger ARH Achieves 2,000 Flight Hours

Brisbane: The Australian Army has achieved a major milestone with its Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) flying 2000 hours on serial number #001, the first of any Tiger in the global fleet. Under the command of LTCOL Dave Lynch CSC, a highly experienced pilot and instructor, ARH Tiger 001reached the 2000 hours on a flight from the Army Aviation Training Centre at Oakey to Enoggera Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane.

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13 January 2017

Tiger

The Tiger has the distinction of being the first all-composite helicopter developed in Europe

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18 October 2016

Tiger HAD

French Army TIGER HAD 2016 IHEDN Presentation, Satory-Versailles Military Base (78) on 18 and 19 October 2016.

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28 April 2016

PGZ and Airbus Helicopters launch industrial talks for the Tiger HAD in Poland

Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Airbus Helicopters are hosting a two-day workshop in Radom on the 28 – 29 April 2016 to identify potential areas of cooperation around the Tiger HAD project, in the frame of the Kruk attack helicopter project.

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22 December 2015

The French Defense Procurement Agency orders seven additional Tiger HAD for the French Army Aviation

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.

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01 October 2015

TIGER HAD

As demonstrated in operational deployments, the Tiger HAD is easy to maintain. It does not require heavy infrastructure for maintenance operations – including engine change – and the need for manpower is limited by design.

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27 August 2015

TIGER HAD Helicopter: First in-flight presentation in Warsaw

The combat helicopter that will perform the flight demonstration in August 2015 is a Tiger HAD from the French Army. It is a modern, combat-proven, high-tech helicopter with the first all-composite structure, one of the latest glass cockpits and a full range of armament allowing it to successfully fulfill multiple missions such as attack, escort, ground fire support, armed reconnaissance and combat.

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10 June 2015

Heavy attack helicopter

The H225M has been deployed in combat service worldwide, including deployments in Afghanistan, Libya and Mali. An evolution of Airbus’ proven Cougar/Super Puma military rotorcraft, the H225M is the latest version of this 11-tonne class helicopter family.

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TIGER Airbus Helicopters (c) Germany, ABARR Charles
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22 August 2013

TIGER

TIGER UHT ASGARD (Afghanistan Stabilization German Army Rapid Deployment)

TIGER Airbus Helicopters (c) Germany, ABARR Charles
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22 August 2013

TIGER

TIGER UHT ASGARD (Afghanistan Stabilization German Army Rapid Deployment)

Tiger EXPH 0397 03R A4 © Airbus Helicopters /Anthony PECCHI
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15 October 2012

Tiger EXPH 0397 03R A4

Powerful, modern and capable

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15 October 2012

Tiger HAD Retrofit Delivery To The French Army

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation, after having previously completed its formal acceptance process with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA).

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17 June 2015

Paris Air Show 2015: Focus on French Army Tiger Pilots

Tiger pilot Lieutenant Romain discusses the French Army's deployment of Tiger helicopters in Central Africa in this video filmed at the French Army's static display at the 51st Paris Air Show.

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Tiger news

First Tiger HAD retrofit delivered to the French Army Aviation

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Australian Army’s Tiger ARH Achieves 2,000 Flight Hours

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PGZ and Airbus Helicopters launch industrial talks for the Tiger HAD in Poland

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The French Defense Procurement Agency orders seven additional Tiger HAD for the French Army Aviation

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TIGER HAD Helicopter: First in-flight presentation in Warsaw

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Did you know?

Total Tigers delivered
Around 135
Total flight hours
Around 80,000
Capacity
1 pilot + 1 gunner
Engine
2 X MTR 390 E

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