In September 2003, Spain, partner at the EADS group, selected a version of the Tiger HAP combat support helicopter to be called the HAD which will be armed with the Trigat LR and Mistral missile systems. 24 helicopters will be ordered which will also have an uprated Enhanced MTR390 engine and a heavier payload. Deliveries were scheduled for 2007-08.
As of 2010, contract was reduced to six HAP and eleven HAD
Full Operational Capability (FOC) achieved June 2012
One NH90 and Two HAD-E Tiger Delivered to FAMET, 18-Dec-14 : Official delivery of the first two Tiger helicopters in the new HAD-E version and the first NH90 GSPA tactical transport helicopter to the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET).
Spanish-assembled Tiger HAD/E first flight, 30-Jul-13 : Albacete, Spain - Eurocopter’s Tiger combat helicopter program has reached an important new milestone with the maiden flight yesterday of the initial Tiger HAD/E variant assembled at Eurocopter's Spanish facilities in Albacete, Spain.
Tiger HAD Tests Begin in Spain, 16-Sep-10 : The first HAD support and attack version of the Eurocopter’s Tiger initiated flight test program at Eurocopter’s Albacete facility in Spain