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.
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
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)
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.