Eurocopter Tiger / Tigre in
france Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre

French Army Light Aviation

2003 to present


  • Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre Tiger / Tigre
  • Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre Tiger / Tigre

Since mid-2009, three have been deployed to Afghanistan. As of 2010, 40 HAP plus 40 HAD are ordered with 24 already delivered. From 2011 Tigres were also deployed against Libya and in the Sahel

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Safran to Supply Strix Sights for Tiger HAD, 21-Jun-17 : Paris Air Show 2017 Safran Electronics & Defense to supply 18 more Strix optronic sights for the Tiger HAD program of 67 helicopters for the French Army

Seven Additional Tiger HAD for the French Army, 22-Dec-15 : French Army (Aviation Légère de l Armée de Terre, ALAT) will eventually operate a fleet of 67 Tigre helicopters in the HAP and HAD variants

First Tiger HAD Block 2 to the French Army, 11-Dec-14 : The first two attack helicopters Tiger HAD Block 2 version were delivered to the French Army (ALAT). Block 2 has new digital avionics, can carry external fuel tanks and are also navalized.

Mission Planning System for Tiger and NH90, 24-Sep-13 : Sagem signed a contract for development and production of a new version of the MPME mission planning system for helicopter crews to be deployed by the French army s air arm (ALAT)

First Tiger HAD delivered to the French DGA, 22-Apr-13 : Eurocopter's first production Tiger helicopter in the HAD attack configuration was delivered to the France Army Aviation (ALAT)

Tiger HAD version for France performs its maiden flight, 17-Dec-10 : Marignane, France, The first pre-serial Tiger HAD (fire support and destruction) for France made its maiden flight from Eurocopter’s Marignane, France facility. It marks an important step towards the Block I initial qualification of the Tiger HAD, which is one of four versions in Eurocopter’s multi-role Tiger combat helicopter family.

Tiger: 1,000 Flight Hours in Operations in Afghanistan, 29-Jul-10 : The EC665 Tiger HAP (combat support) helicopter received its operational certification from NATO for the Afghan theater of operations in August 2009, just seven months after the final operational standard qualification was issued by government agencies in December 2008. The fleet of three EC665 Tiger HAPs, operated by the French Army's 5th Combat Helicopter Regiment, has now logged more than 1,000 flight hours in Afghanistan in less than a year.


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2009/now4 RHFS Pau Uzein
2004/nowEFA Le Luc
2003/now5 RHC Cannes Mandelieu
Pau Uzein

LH Mistral class

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    2001 hap     2001: ALAT; 2011 /ATA; 2015 /BHH
Eurocopter France F-ZKDB: Eurocopter; 2003 Le Bourget air show as H246
    2002 hap     2002: ALAT /ATB
    2003 hap     2003: ALAT /BHJ
Eurocopter France F-ZWRM: Eurocopter; 2007 Le Bourget air show as H197

Eurocopter France F-ZKCD: Eurocopter France 2013 /BHJ crossed out
    2004 hap     2004: ALAT /ATE;
    2006 hap     2006: ALAT /BHL
    2009 hap     2009: Jun11 pictured (pic2) with EAALAT/EFA at Le Luc air show
    2010 hap     2010: ALAT. BHA on Paris Le Bourget air show 2009
Eurocopter France F-ZWRD: Eurocopter toward 2010
    2011 hap     2011: ALAT /BHM Jun10
    2012 hap     2012: ALAT /BST
    2013 hap     2013: 14jul10 5RHC Flew in parade quatorze juillet 2010.
Eurocopter France F-ZWRC: Eurocopter France, to ALAT
    2015 hap 2007     2015: ALAT /BHD
Eurocopter France F-ZKBF: Eurocopter
    2016 hap     2016: ALAT 2016/BID; ex F-ZWRN
Eurocopter France F-ZWRN: Eurocopter France; to ALAT; 2011 back (loan) to Eurocop+
    2018 hap     2018: ALAT /BHF
    2019 hap     2019: ALAT /BHE
Eurocopter France F-ZKBS: Eurocopter; at Dubai Airshow 2009 as BHE
    2021 hap     2021: ALAT /BHN; May 2011 pictured with EAALAT/EFA at NTM air show+
    2022 hap     2022: ALAT /BHG; 14jul10 5RHC Flew in parade quatorze juillet 2010+
    2023 hap     2023: ALAT /BHP
    2024 hap     2024: ALAT /BHO
    2025 hap     2025: ALAT /BHQ
    2026 hap     2026: ALAT /BHR
    2027 hap     2027: ALAT /BHS, F-ZWBD
    2028 hap     2028: ALAT /BHU
    2029 hap     2029: ALAT; 14jul13 pictured at Issy-les-Moulineaux
    2030 hap     2030: ALAT /BHW
    2031 hap     2031: ALAT; 14jul13 5RHC./BHX flew in parade Quatorze Juillet 2013
    2032 hap     2032: ALAT /BHY
    2033 hap     2033: ALAT /BHZ from Mar11, test serial F-MBHZ
    2034 hap     2034: ALAT /BIB
    2035 hap     2035: ALAT /BIC
    2036 hap     2036: ALAT /BID
    2037 hap     2037: ALAT /BIE
    2038 hap     2038: ALAT /BIF
    2039 hap     2039: ALAT /BIG
    2040 hap     2040: ALAT /BIH
    2041 hap     2041: ALAT; 14jul13 5RHC./BII flew in parade Quatorze Juillet 2013
    2042 hap     2042: ALAT; 14jul13 5RHC./BIJ flew in parade Quatorze Juillet 2013
Eurocopter France F-ZKBF: Eurocopter toward 2042
    2043 hap     2043: ALAT /BIK
    2044 hap     2044: ALAT /BIL
    2045 hap     2045: ALAT; 14jul13 EFA./BIM flew in parade Quatorze Juillet
    2046 hap     2046: ALAT /BIN
    6001 had 2010     6001: ALAT, test serial F-ZWPB
Eurocopter France F-ZWPB: Eurocopter f/f 17dec10; 1st HAD for French Army

Aug14 w Airbus Helicopters at MSPO 2014, Poland
    6002 had 2012     6002: ALAT /BJB dd 10apr13, F-MBJB
Eurocopter France F-ZWBV: Eurocopter France
    6003 had     6003: ALAT /BJC Aug13 EFA
    6004 had     6004: ALAT c/n 6004
    6005 had     6005: ALAT /BJE Oct13 EFA
    6006 had     6006: ALAT /BJF Dec13 1RHC
    6007 had     6007: ALAT /BJG, test serial F-MBJG; 2014 1RHC
    6008 had     6008: ALAT /BJH, test serial F-MBJH; Jul15
    6009 had     6009: ALAT /BJI, test serial F-MBJI
    6010 had     6010: ALAT /BJJ, test serial F-MBJJ
    6011 had     6011: ALAT /BJK, test serial F-MBJK; Oct14 as F-ZWBH
    6012 had     6012: ALAT /BJL, test serial F-FMBL; Jul15
    6013 had     6013: ALAT /BJM, test serial F-FMBM; 2015 as F-ZKBL
    6014 had     6014: ALAT /BJN, test serial F-FMBN; 2015 as F-ZKBU
    6015 had     6015: ALAT /BJO, test serial F-FMBO; Jul16
    6016 had     6016: ALAT /BJP, test serial F-FMBP
    6017 had     6017: ALAT /BJQ, test serial F-FMBQ
    6018 had     6018: ALAT /BJR, test serial F-FMBR; Feb16 as F-ZKBI
    6019 had     6019: ALAT /BJS, test serial F-FMBS; Feb16 as F-ZKBM
    6020 had     6020: ALAT /BJT, test serial F-FMBT; May16 as F-ZKBC; Sep16 on d+
    6009 had     F-MBJI: 14jul17 pictured leading the ALAT section of the helicopter +

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