French Army Air Corps Upgrades Helo Fleet

By Tony Osborne
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 30, 2013

With the handover of the first examples of the NH90 Caiman support and Eurocopter Tiger HAD attack helicopters to an operational unit, the aviation wing of the French army has begun its long-awaited modernization effort.

Three NH90 tactical transport helicopters and two Eurocopter EC665 Tiger HADs have been delivered to the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment based at Phalsbourg, near Strasbourg, and over the next few months crews will hone their operational capabilities in readiness for potential deployed operations by July 2014.

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