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Airbus Global Support Contract for Tiger, 03-Dec-19 : #Tiger OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) signed long-term support contract for Tiger helicopters of France, Germany and Spain armies

Service Support for French Cougar and Caracal, 27-Nov-19 : #Maintenance Heli-Union service center at Pau contracted by Airbus to perform maintenance support for 26 AS532 Cougar and 18 EC725 Caracal helicopters used by the French Army and Air Force

Thirteen Killed in Mali in Helicopters Collision, 26-Nov-19 : #accident Thirteen French servicemen from Operation Barkhane died after a Tiger and a AS532 Cougar helicopters collided at Liptako Malian during a combat operation against jihadists. It is the French highest death toll in Mali since the beginning of the intervention of the Sahel in 2013 with Operation Serval

Barkhane: Force’ 3D Capabilities in Action, 28-Jun-19 : #Force3D French forces deployed in Mali for operation Barkhane, took part of operation ACONIT at the Malian-Nigerian border against armed terrorist groups (GAT)

RAF Chinooks Reinforce French Mission in Mali, 27-Dec-18 : For the first time since arrival in July 2018 to Mali to support the French-led Operation Barkhane, a RAF Chinook trained the “kangaroo” refueling procedure with French helicopters Tiger and NH90

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

Information Technologies of the French Army Aviation, 22-Jun-17 : France army aviation (ALAT) Information Technologies: NUMALAT, MPME, SITALAT, NUMESIM and HMPC

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

Héli-Union Opens a New Branch in Pau, 10-Apr-17 : Opening May 2017 at Pau Airport will provide regular inspection of helicopters Cougar and Super Puma (AS332/AS532) of the French Armed Forces

French Army New SIT-ALAT System, 05-Sep-16 : Captain Franck, Officer in the 3rd Combat Helicopters Regiment explains the French Army new information system SIT-ALAT which is operational since 2015

Operation Ossau Air Units in Mali, 25-Mar-16 : Four Gazelle, four Tiger, three NH90 Cayman and six Puma helicopters are operating with French forces in Operation Ossau, part of Operation Barkhane in Mali

Piasecki H-21 Flying Banana at the Helicopter Museum, 01-Feb-16 : A former French Army Piasecki H-21C Workhorse "Flying Banana" twin rotor helicopter arrived at the British Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare

Six Additional NH90 for the French Army Aviation, 07-Jan-16 : French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) ordered 6 additional NH90 helicopters in tactical troop transport configuration. 74 NH90 TTH are now on order for the French Army Aviation (ALAT)

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