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Spanish Army receives final Tiger HAD attack helicopter

On 14th January 2020, Airbus Helicopters delivered the last Spanish HAD Helicopter to the Spanish Army. Originally, this helicopter was used as a prototype for the development of the Spanish HAD fleet and was finally retrofitted into the serial configuration Block 2 (B2).

Spanish Army receives final Tiger HAD attack helicopter Tiger HAD attack helicopter (Picture source: Airbus)

This delivery represents the last of a total of 18 HAD helicopters that have been produced by Airbus Helicopters for the Spanish Army.

Now, Airbus is fully concentrated on the retrofits of four helicopters from the previous B1 into the final B2 configuration for the Spanish Customer.

The TIGER helicopter is a new generation multi-role combat helicopter fully developed in Europe and currently in service in France, Germany, Spain and Australia. It was designed from a common platform complemented with different elements building a number of variants tailored to the customer requirements.

The TIGER programme was initially a programme between France and Germany for the acquisition of anti-tank and support helicopter systems in response to common military requirements