Superior inside the cockpit
With its tandem-seat glass cockpit layout, both the pilot in the forward position and the aft-seated gunner can manage the weapon systems and primary flight controls, switching roles if necessary.
Each crew member’s pair of multifunction LCD displays is used to display sensor data and information on internal systems, as well as to interact with the aircraft's systems.
An additional display system is provided with the helmet-mounted display (HMD) – which presents flight and fire data with digitally-enhanced optics to the flying pilot. The HMD also enables the gunner to interact with, and control, the on-board weapon systems and view targeting data.
Powerful, modern and capable
The Tiger HAD is highly agile, benefitting from a 13-metre, four-bladed hingeless main rotor. It is likewise powerful, thanks to two enhanced MTR 390 turboshaft engines.
Avionics incorporated on the Tiger HAD are the EUROGRID battlefield management and digital map display systems, integrated radio and satellite communications and data transfer links, an IFF transponder/interrogator, and a high-authority 4-axis digital automatic flight control system.
The gyro-stabilised roof-mounted sight has a TV camera, thermal imager, laser rangefinder, laser designator, and a laser spot tracker capable of simultaneously following up to four targets.
In addition, the Tiger HAD has combat external fuel tanks for longer mission flight times, an extended flight domain in which Spike and Hellfire anti-tank missiles can be fired, and digital communications for the modern digitised battlefield.
Tiger HAD Block 2 helicopters are also “navalised,” allowing operations from ships and in maritime environments.
Maintainable in the field
As demonstrated in operational deployments, the Tiger HAD is easy to maintain. It does not require heavy infrastructure for maintenance operations – including engine change – and the need for manpower is limited by design.
Learn more about HCare services at Airbus’ helicopters website.
The Tiger HAD’s agility during flight, combined with its flat and narrow silhouette, low radar infrared signature and passive weapon system, significantly reduce this helicopter’s vulnerability on the battlefield.
Further enhancing survivability are the Tiger HAD’s ballistic protection, high crashworthiness and self-sealing tanks, and system architecture with designed-in redundancies and segregation.
Built for ground attack missions, the Tiger HAD’s turreted gun is one of the most accurate and lethal weapons of its type, thanks to the efficient fire control system. The gun is linked to both the roof- and the helmet-mounted sights, enabling quick and easy target acquisition.
Total ammunition capacity is 450 rounds, with a firing rate of 750 rounds per minute.
68 mm or 70 mm unguided rockets can be swapped in place of the other weapon types without changes to the helicopter’s fixed parts. Capacity is up to 68 for the 68 mm rockets, and 52 for the 70 mm rockets. Growth potential exists for laser-guided rockets.
The Hellfire laser-guided and Spike ER electro-optical or fiber optics-guided air-to-ground missiles are qualified on the Tiger HAD, with both capable of 8,000 metre ranges in self-designation mode.
Four “fire and forget” Mistral air-to-air missiles and the Nexter 30M781 30 mm turreted gun give the Tiger HAD a powerful air-to-air combat capability.
A total of four Mistral missiles are accommodated on outer launchers, with a range of up to 6,000 metres.
09 April 2016
Designed for both asymmetric warfare and conventional scenarios with a full range of armament for air-to-air-ground and air-to-air combat, the Tiger HAD has already proven its aerial superiority thanks to its agility and maneuverability. Six missions, easily deployable. Anytime, anywhere.Read more
21 November 2017
Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.Read more
Photos and videos
21 June 2017
Visitors to the 2017 Paris Air Show take in the sights and sounds of the biennial aviation gathering, where Airbus is showcasing its market-leading aircraft such as the Tiger helicopter (front) and A380 jetliner (background).Read more
15 May 2017
Brisbane: The Australian Army has achieved a major milestone with its Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) flying 2000 hours on serial number #001, the first of any Tiger in the global fleet. Under the command of LTCOL Dave Lynch CSC, a highly experienced pilot and instructor, ARH Tiger 001reached the 2000 hours on a flight from the Army Aviation Training Centre at Oakey to Enoggera Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane.Read more
28 April 2016
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Airbus Helicopters are hosting a two-day workshop in Radom on the 28 – 29 April 2016 to identify potential areas of cooperation around the Tiger HAD project, in the frame of the Kruk attack helicopter project.Read more
22 December 2015
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered seven additional Tiger HAD attack helicopters, bringing to 67 the total number of Tigers that will eventually be operated by the French Army Aviation. The additional Tigers will be delivered in 2017-2018.Read more
27 August 2015
The combat helicopter that will perform the flight demonstration in August 2015 is a Tiger HAD from the French Army. It is a modern, combat-proven, high-tech helicopter with the first all-composite structure, one of the latest glass cockpits and a full range of armament allowing it to successfully fulfill multiple missions such as attack, escort, ground fire support, armed reconnaissance and combat.Read more
10 June 2015
The H225M has been deployed in combat service worldwide, including deployments in Afghanistan, Libya and Mali. An evolution of Airbus’ proven Cougar/Super Puma military rotorcraft, the H225M is the latest version of this 11-tonne class helicopter family.Read more
15 October 2012
Airbus Helicopters has delivered 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).Read more
17 June 2015
Tiger pilot Lieutenant Romain discusses the French Army's deployment of Tiger helicopters in Central Africa in this video filmed at the French Army's static display at the 51st Paris Air Show.Read more