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

First delivered in the HAP (Hélicoptère d'Appui Protection) configuration. Since mid-2009, three have been deployed to Afghanistan. As of 2010, 40 HAP plus 40 of the much advanced HAD (Hélicoptère d'Appui Destruction) are in order with 24 already delivered. From 2011 Tigres were also deployed against Libya and in the Sahel. On December 2017 the first of 36 HAP to be upgraded to the HAD variant was delivered.

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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

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.

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2009/    4 RHFS Pau Uzein
2004/    EFA Le Luc
2003/    5 RHC Cannes Mandelieu
Pau Uzein


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