The French army is a step closer to employing the Tiger attack helicopter operationally in Afghanistan.
The rotorcraft, earlier this month, underwent a live fire exercise to demonstrate the ability to support ground forces. Two drills near Kabul exercised the Tiger's ability to employ its machine gun:
Crew also practices working with tactical air control parties to help direct close air support from the ground.
The French military has also released this video of the preparatory work (narration only in French):