Our armed forces need state-of-the art flight simulators in line with the aircrafts in service to train theirs crews and to fulfil their operational duties. Thus, Germany and France mandated OCCAR to upgrade their simulators. Consequently, in December 2014 OCCAR signed with Thales AVS France and Rheinmetall Electronics a contract covering the upgrade and a 10-year in-service support of the Tiger Aircrew Training Means (TATM).
On the 16th December 2010, the first French HAD TIGER performed its official first flight in Marignane, France in the presence of French and Spanish Official Services as well as ODT. This first official flight followed a few days after the actual first flight of the helicopter which was done internally by Eurocopter.