Airbus delivers first upgraded Tiger helicopter to French armed forces

The first delivery of a combat-functional helicopter retrofit for France was announced this week by Airbus Helicopters.

The aviation company said the first conversion of a Tiger helicopter from its original HAP version, with combat support capability, to HAD, or multirole combat use, has been delivered to the French military.

The French Ministry of Defense has ordered 36 retrofits of its helicopters from HAP to HAD.

“We are pleased to have achieved this first delivery in accordance with the specifications of our customer,” Alexandra Cros, head of governmental affairs France at Airbus Helicopters, said in a press release.

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