RAF Chinooks Reinforce French Mission in Mali, 27-Dec-18 : For the first time since arrival in July 2018 to Mali to support the French-led Operation Barkhane, a RAF Chinook trained the “kangaroo” refueling procedure with French helicopters Tiger and NH90
Tiger Next Generation Battlefield Capabilities, 28-Sep-18 : #Tiger Airbus Helicopters to perform de-risking studies aimed at providing the Tiger with next generation battlefield capabilities on behalf French, German and Spanish Armies
Tiger’ Engine MTR390 Maintenance at Bordeaux, 01-Aug-18 : Tiger engine MTR390 new maintenance and repair facility goes operational in Bordeaux, France. Another facility to be located at Albacete, Spain is scheduled for April 2019
France Upgraded First of 36 Tiger to HAD Variant, 21-Dec-17 : Airbus delivered first of 36 French Army Tiger HAP upgraded to the HAD version involving over 100 airframe modifications and installing over 1500 new parts and 250 electrical cables
Australian Tiger Achieves 2,000 Flight Hours, 15-May-17 : Australian Army Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) serial number #001, delivered back in December 2004, has achieved 2000 flying hours, the first Tiger in the global fleet
German Army Tigers Arrived to Gao in Mali, 25-Mar-17 : After being transported to Mali by AN-124 as part of MINUSMA, the first two of four German Army’s Tiger attack helicopters self deployed 1000 km north of the Capital to their area of operations.
Germany Deploying Helicopters in Mali, 12-Jan-17 : The German Army deploying 4 NH90 and 4 Tiger helicopters to Mali under UN Mission MINUSMA replacing Dutch Chinook and Apaches. Will remain in country until Mid-2018.