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Concept

Main Assets

Design

  • The extensive use of composite materials (nearly 80% of the airframe) significantly reduces the weight thus allowing an extended combat range which can be increased by additional fuel tanks. 
  • The tandem seat configuration with the gunner located in the back seat offers the pilot optimal visibility, Optimized ergonomic settings.
  • Sophisticated Man-Machine-Interface (MMI) features which improves the crews’ situational awareness and is fully adapted to mission fulfillment in all situations 

High maneuverability and agility 

The four bladed rigid rotor and an accurate automatic flight control system with sophisticated upper modes provide the TIGER with an extraordinary maneuverability . The power is granted through the engines MTR390-2C specifically designed for the TIGER by MTR (consortium created by MTU, Turbomeca and Rolls Royce). There is an enhanced version (E) of the engines to be initially installed in the HAD variant. This version of the engine provides an additional 14% of power.

High Survivability

Provided by Kevlar ballistic protection (against 23 mm fire), self sealing tanks, system redundancies and segregation, chaff & flares dispenser, high crashworthiness.

Mission Effectiveness

  • Advanced firing controls and modular weapons system (air-to-ground, air-to-air, short, mid and long range capabilities), 
  • Passive Electronic Warfare System, mode 5 Identifier Friend Foe, state of the art Radio Communication System, Low “detectability” (flat and narrow silhouette, suppression of thermal radiation, 
  • low radar IR signature, passive weapon system, capable to operate with nil laser and 
  • Last generation reconnaissance systems, Roof Mounted Sight (RMS) and Mast Mounted Sight (MMS) with infra red and CCD TV cameras, multi-function displays, heads-up displays, Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), night vision system and Datalinks systems. 

Logistic requirements 

Already deployed in two different theaters (land and sea), the TIGER has proven its capability to be operated without heavy infrastructures and low maintenance manpower maintaining an optimal availability.

Technical data

EMPTY WEIGHT / MAXI TAKE-OFF WEIGHT3.1 t / 6.6 t
ENDURANCE5 h (With external fuel tanks)
SPEED340 km/h
RANGE (WITH EXT. TANKS)1300 km
FLIGHT ENVELOPE- 30ºC to ISA + 35º. -1,640 ft to 13,123 ft.


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