First UH-Tiger delivered to German Army
08 Apr 2005
On 6 April, Eurocopter delivered the first series produced UH-Tiger support helicopter to the German Army Aviation (Heeresflieger). The helicopter will start operations in the Franco-German Army Aviation Training Centre at LE LUC in the south of France. The UHT is the German multi-role fire support variant of the Tiger (Tigre) attack helicopter jointly developed by Germany and France.
To date, 206 Tiger variants have been ordered. Germany and France 80 each, Spain 24, Australia 22. The French Army Air Corps (ALAT) officially accepted its first Tiger on March 18, 2005. Delivery started this year and will continue until 2010.