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The Tiger HAD is Airbus Helicopter's multi-role attack helicopter. It is designed to perform armed reconnaissance, air or ground escort, air-to-air combat, ground firing support, destruction and anti-tank warfare, day or night and in adverse conditions.
The Tiger attack helicopter has proven its capabilities during operational deployments in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Somalia, Libya and Mali. The enhanced Tiger HAD variant provides air-to-ground missile capability, improved target acquisition and ballistic protection, 14 percent more power, an evolved electronic warfare suite, and the latest interrogation systems.
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-meter, four-bladed hingeless main rotor. It is likewise powerful, thanks to two enhanced MTR390 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-stabilized 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 digitized battlefield.
Tiger HAD Block 2 helicopters are also “navalized,” allowing operations from ships and in maritime environments.