Air Platforms

Spain takes delivery of last Tiger helicopter

17 January 2020

Spain has taken delivery of the last of 24 Tiger helicopters, an HAD-E (Helicóptero de Apoyo y Destrucción) attack version.

Known as the Tigre in Spain, it was handed over at Airbus Helicopters' Albacete plant on 14 January at a ceremony attended by Secretary of State for Defence Ángel Olivares and army chief of staff Lieutenant General Francisco Javier Varela Salas.

A total of 18 HAD and six HAP-E (Helicóptero de Apoyo y Protección) versions have been produced.

Like its predecessors, the latest delivery will be part of the Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra's (Army Airmobile Forces': FAMET's) Batallón de Helicópteros de Ataque (Helicopter Attack Batallion) I based at Almagro.

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