Eric BERANGER (MDA CEO), MG Jose Antonio GUTERRIEZ SEVILLA (Deputy Spanish NAD for Programmes), Admiral Anicieto ROSIQUE NIETO (Spanish NAD), Admiral Matteo BISCEGLIA (OCCAR –EA Director), IGAHC François PINTART ( Deputy French NAD for Programmes), Bruno EVEN (Airbus Helicopters CEO), Martin SION (Safran Electronics & Defense CEO)
Resulting from the successful cooperation between France, Spain and Germany, and showing its resilience in different Battlefields, the Tiger helicopter has proven its value as one of the best combat helicopters in the world. With those contracts, the OCCAR Tiger Programme is preparing the helicopters for modernization in order to allow the end-users to pursue the engagement of the Tiger in all battlefields for the next decades to come, with a renewed helicopter, designated as the “Tiger MkIII”.
Airbus Helicopters, as main contractor, is responsible for developing and integrating new features in the design of the Tiger helicopter, such as brand new avionic systems, new helmet, new datalink capabilities and tactical systems, enhancing the inclusion of the Tiger in the networked battlefield. MBDA, as co-contractor, will perform the integration of the MHT Air-to-Ground missile. This new missile is currently under development in the frame of another OCCAR Programme, MAST-F. Safran Electronics and Defense will provide the most advanced optronic system Euroflir 510, with unrivalled observation performance, even in degraded visibility conditions, increasing battlefields awareness and threats treatment, while reducing the cognitive crew load.