Military Review

France intends to upgrade EC 665 Tiger helicopters

5
France has begun the process of updating its attack helicopters. According to the portal defence-blog.com, the French Air Force received from Airbus Helicopters the first modernized EC helicopter 665 Tiger.


The French Ministry of Defense ordered Airbus Helicopters to upgrade 36 Tiger attack helicopter modifications (Helicoptere d'Appuit et Protection) to HAD (Helicoptere d'Appui Destruction). The French Arms Procurement Agency (DGA) has completed the official procedure for adopting the first modernized Tiger and handed it over to the French Air Force.

France intends to upgrade EC 665 Tiger helicopters


According to Airbus Helicopters, the helicopter received more than a hundred changes in the airframe and the 1500 order of new parts. In particular, when upgrading Tiger combat vehicles prior to HAD modification, they are equipped with new, more powerful engines. In addition, all the French "Tigers" will receive an updated laser targeting system that will allow them to use Hellfire II missiles.

EC 665 Tiger is a modern attack helicopter designed by the Franco-German consortium Eurocopter. Helicopters are made from 1991 year, but officially entered service with the French Air Force only in 2003 year. To date, more than 200 Tigers have been produced in various modifications that serve in the Air Forces of France, Germany, Spain and Australia, reports "Warspot"
5 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. Angel_and_Demon
    Angel_and_Demon 29 December 2017 12: 24
    +4
    the helicopter received more than a hundred changes in the airframe and about 1500 new parts.

    they are equipped with new, more powerful engines.

    engine, is that a hundred changes to the airframe? or left only the chassis and name?
    1. Vladimir16
      Vladimir16 29 December 2017 12: 28
      0
      the helicopter received more than a hundred changes in the glider

      Noble helicopter glider wassat That's who plans so plans laughing Only an iron has such a glider.
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 29 December 2017 12: 30
        +5
        Quote: Vladimir16
        That's who plans so plans

        no one has canceled autorotation, and the screw has not been stolen request
      2. xetai9977
        xetai9977 29 December 2017 13: 12
        +5
        Normal helicopter. No better and no worse than other attack helicopters.
  2. Topotun
    Topotun 29 December 2017 12: 49
    +2
    Well, why not? The helicopter was adopted for a long time. We are constantly upgrading MI-24, although the machine was adopted even earlier (1971). By and large, it is strange that France is doing this only now. However, modernization work most likely was and is ongoing.