The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has extended the support contract for the Tiger aircrew training means (TATM).

The support service contract, operated by Thales and its partner Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, will guarantee the operational availability of the training resources.

The extension of the original contract awarded in November 2006 will ensure continued support and integrated services for the 26 Tiger helicopter simulators and associated devices located across France and Germany.

The support activities include daily servicing of the simulators in the appropriate training configuration, and maintaining the simulators for effective operational use by the instructors.