Spain receives Tiger HAD/E helicopter
The first Tiger HAD/E helicopter in Block 2 configuration was delivered to the Spanish Army in mid-December, OCCAR has announced.
The new helicopter will join the six Tiger HAP/E and four Tiger HAD/E B1 helicopters already in service with the Batallón de Helicópteros de Ataque I of the Spanish Army.
The HAD/E B2 will provide a range of new capabilities, including a new software version with man machine interface improvements, a firing capability in combination with external combat tanks, a high frequency datalink, naval capabilities, an enlarged firing envelope for the Spike missile and a new engine control monitoring unit (ECMU-B).
Three further helicopters are expected to be delivered from the final assembly line at the Airbus Helicopters España in Albacete, Spain, before the end of 2016.
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