To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

German Army Tigers conduct live fire training for Afghanistan

21st November 2011 - 14:14 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

RSS

Germany Army Tiger attack helicopter crews have been carrying out live fire training in preparation for an October 2012 deployment of the helicopter to Afghanistan.

The exercises held at Bergen, near Munster, were conducted in mid-November in conjunction with forward air controllers by aircrews from Fritzlar-based 36 Helicopter Regiment, with crews firing 70mm rockets, HOT missiles and the 12.7mm pod-mounted gun.

'In view of the upcoming deployment, it is important for us to practice shooting and strengthen the interaction with the troops fighting on the ground,' said Captain Sven Kaiser of the regiment.

The German Army uses the UHT version

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
  • Free magazine subscription to all our titles
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
  • 10-year news archive access
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Start your free trial
Tony Osborne

Author

Tony Osborne


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

Read full bio

Share to

Linkedin