German Tiger UHT helicopter upgrade ready for training operations


The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has announced that the computer aided training (CAT) upgrade for the German Tiger UHT helicopter is ready for training operations.

The German Armed Forces carried out the project in collaboration with Germany-based company benntec Systemtechnik.

This project forms a part of the comprehensive training services portfolio managed by OCCAR for states using the Tiger UHT, in accordance with the OCCAR through life management concept.

The upgrade will provide German Tiger aircrews in Le Luc, France, and Fritzlar, Germany, with fully comprehensive, computer-based instructions aligned with the latest helicopter standard, OCCAR stated.

The aircrews will be trained in helicopter technology, weapon systems, tactics and procedures.

"The aircrews will be trained in helicopter technology, weapon systems, tactics and procedures."

According to OCCAR, the training content will be presented using 3D models, animations and graphics.

The course management system developed for the CAT system is also in use with the French armed forces, which aims to create and manage new French Tiger training courseware.

The Eurocopter-built Tiger UHT is a multi-role fire support helicopter that is equipped with an Osiris mast-mounted sight from SAGEM, infrared charge coupled device (IRCCD) camera and laser rangefinder.

It can be armed with four MBDA Mistral or Raytheon Stinger air-to-air missiles.