The Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) is the version ordered by the Australian Army based on the Eurocopter Tigre HAP and to be assembled locally by Australian Aerospace

In December 2001 Eurocopter was awarded the contract for the Australian Army’s Air 87 requirement for 22 helicopters. The Tiger ARH is a modified version of the Tiger HAP with upgraded MTR390 engines and a laser designator incorporated in the Strix sight for the firing of Hellfire II air-to-ground missiles. The first Tiger ARH was scheduled to enter service in 2004. Australian Aerospace (a subsidiary of Eurocopter) is to set up a local production facility for assembly of the helicopters and the manufacture of parts for the entire programme. ADI Ltd will be a major subcontractor, responsible for customising the mission and communications systems

Model News

Australian Army Replacing the Tiger, 17-Feb-20 : #Tiger The Australian Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) completed an analysis of contenders in the LAND 4503 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Replacement Project

Airbus Offering Australia Tiger Beyond 2040, 29-Aug-19 : #Tiger Airbus responded Australian Request for Information (RFI) for the Tiger replacement Project LAND 4503 claiming AUD 3 billion in savings if chosen against Bell or Boeing proposals

Australian Army Tigers Aboard Canberra for IPE 19, 02-May-19 : #IPE19 Australian Army’ Tiger helicopters aboard HMAS Canberra for Indo Pacific Endeavour (IPE) deployment

Support Contract Extension for Australian Tiger, 17-Apr-19 : #Tiger Airbus Australia Pacific received a 5-year contract extension to support the 22 Australian Army’s Tiger helicopters

Airbus Instructor Sets World Record on NH90 and Tiger, 13-Sep-18 : #pilot Airbus Australia flight instructor Matt Barker is the first pilot in the world to achieve 1000 flight hours on both the ARH Tiger and MRH90 Taipan helicopters

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Capacity: 2
Length: (m) 15.06
Height: (m) 3.83
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 13
Disc area: (m2) 132.73
Weight: (kgs)     Max: 6376
Speed: (km/h)
Range: (km) 500
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)

List of Operators of Eurocopter Tiger ARH

From Organisation with model Tiger ARH
australia Australian Army Aviation
    22 2004/   
australia Australia Pacific
    22 2004/11

Construction Numbers on database of Tiger ARH


Construction Numbers

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4001 FR F-ZVLH : Eurocopter France Dec04; first Tiger trials at Cazaux
AU A38-001 : Australia Pacific 2004
AU A38-001 : Australian Army d/d 15dec04, test serial F-ZVLH; Aircra+
May17 achieved 2000 flight hours
4002 AU A38-002 : Australian Aerospace, test serial F-ZVLP
AU A38-002 : Australian Army Oct08; Aircraft Research and Developmen+
4003 AU A38-003 : Australian Army 2007, test serial F-ZKBJ
4004 AU A38-004 : Australian Army d/d 30may05, test serial F-ZVLQ
4005 2005 AU A38-005 : Australian Aerospace; 1st indigenously manufactured Ti+
AU A38-005 : Australian Army Oct08
4006 AU A38-006 : Australian Army d/d 28jun05; pictured unk; 21jul11 cras+
4007 AU A38-007 : Australian Army d/d Nov05
3oct10 (pic1) pictured over Lavarock Barracks near Town+
07aug18 asg 161Sq pictured (pic2)
4008 AU A38-008 : Australian Army Jun08
4009 AU A38-009 : Australian Army Oct09
4010 AU A38-010 : Australian Army Jun08
4011 AU A38-011 : Australian Army Jul07
4012 AU A38-012 : Australian Army Jul07
4013 AU A38-013 : Australian Army Jul07; 2014 161sq /Samurai; pictured un+
on display at Avalon 2017
4014 AU A38-014 : Australian Army Jul07
pictured at Wagga Wagga Airport
4015 AU A38-015 : Australian Army Oct10
4016 AU A38-016 : Australian Army
4017 AU A38-017 : Australian Army
pictured at Wagga Wagga Airport
4018 AU A38-018 : Australian Army
pictured at Wagga Wagga Airport
4019 AU A38-019 : Australian Army
4020 AU A38-020 : Australian Army
4021 AU A38-021 : Australian Army
31aug15 at Bramston Beach North Queensland
4022 AU A38-022 : Australian Army
06mar17 pictured at Wagga Wagga Airport
22 C/N.