It’s June 2019, and French armed forces have launched Operation Aconit, a major push in the Liptako region, a hotbed of armed terrorist groups. Around 20 helicopters are deployed, Gazelles and Tigers for reconnaissance and attack missions and NH90 Caïmans and Cougars used to transport and drop commandos. The three British CH-47s based in Gao are also standing by to provide logistical support.
Airbus Helicopters has delivered today the first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation, after having previously completed its formal acceptance process with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA).
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Airbus Helicopters are hosting a two-day workshop in Radom on the 28 – 29 April to identify potential areas of cooperation around the Tiger HAD project, in the frame of the Kruk attack helicopter project.