Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Space Industry and Business News .




AEROSPACE
Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti
by Richard Tomkins
Paris (UPI) Jul 31, 2013


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

The latest version of the Tiger combat helicopter of the French Army has undergone operational trials at a French military base in Djibouti.

The Tiger HAD, or fire-support and destruction, aircraft is made by Airbus Helicopter, formerly known as Eurocopter.

It is a four-bladed, twin-engine missile-firing attack helicopter.

The French Ministry of Defense said the testing in Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa, were to evaluate the aircraft's performance in high temperature conditions and desert/sand environment, and also or operating the aircraft under difficult conditions.

The tests, it said, were necessary to clear the new aircraft for operational use later this year. Included in the testing was live-fire exercises with gun, rockets and missiles.

The testing lasted one month.

"The campaign was conducted in three phases: a first phase devoted to technical testing of the aircraft, a second phase focused on the Tiger weapon system, and a third phase of wrap-up exercises performed in a tactical scenario, notably in support of the French army's locally-based unit," the Ministry of Defense said.

"Throughout this campaign, the Army Aviation detachment and the Support Group of the French Forces in Djibouti brought their knowledge of the desert environment and its aviation specificities, as well as the logistic support necessary for the Tiger detachment to achieve its mission."

.


Related Links
Aerospace News at SpaceMart.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





AEROSPACE
China's military says drills affecting civil flights
Beijing (AFP) July 31, 2014
China's defence ministry on Thursday said that military drills in southeast coastal regions were having an impact on civil aviation amid recent reports of widespread flight delays. "It's a reality that military exercises will affect flights, and that's the case in all countries," ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told reporters at a regular briefing. China is holding military exercises a ... read more


AEROSPACE
Military training and simulation revenues to remain steady

Printing the Metals of the Future

New characteristics of complex oxide surfaces revealed

Building the Foundation for Future Synthetic Biology Applications with BRICS

AEROSPACE
Fourth MUOS Communication Satellite Clears Launch-Simulation Test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

Harris receives order for new tactical radios

AEROSPACE
United Launch Alliance Marks 85th Successful Launch

US aerospace firm outlines New Zealand-based space program

US Launches Two Surveillance Satellites From Cape Canaveral

China to launch satellite for Venezuela

AEROSPACE
Boeing GPS IIF satellite launched by Air Force

China releases geoinformation industry plan

Galileo's 'midwives' stand ready for launch

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

AEROSPACE
Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti

Asia's richest man targets aviation and Irish firm AWAS

The evolution of airplanes

China's military says drills affecting civil flights

AEROSPACE
On-chip topological light

Spin-based electronics: New material successfully tested

German chip-maker Infineon ups full-year forecast

Layered 2D crystals might enable superconductors at high temps

AEROSPACE
NASA's IceCube No Longer On Ice

Quiet Year Expected for Amazon Forest Fires in 2014

OCO-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward into the Past

NASA's HS3 Mission Spotlight: The HIRAD Instrument

AEROSPACE
Scientists warn time to stop drilling in the dark

Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies

Trees clean air, save 850 lives a year

Air pollution modeling reveals broad-scale impacts of pollution removal by trees




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.