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French Army conducting Tiger HAD trials

18th June 2012 - 12:46 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The French Army air corps has been conducting a series of trials with the first French Tiger HAD (Hélicoptère d'Appui Destruction).

The eight week programme, being conducted by the Valence-based GAMSTAT trials and evaluation unit, has also included Hellfire missile firings on the island of Levant in the Mediterranean.

The first Hellfire launch was carried out on 7 June, against a target at 4,200 m range.

The French Army has so far taken delivery of 37 Tiger helicopters, but these aircraft are in the HAP (Hélicoptère d'Appui Protection) which has no capability to deliver precision guided air-to-ground weaponry.

This capability

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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