OCCAR has commissioned the TIGER Aircrew Training Means (ARGE TATM) consortium, consisting of Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH and Thales AVS France SAS, to continue the service support of the TIGER combat helicopter simulators. The Integrated Service Support contract, which will generate orders in the low double-digit million euro range for Rheinmetall, will cover the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025.

According to Rheinmetall, the consortium will provide service and maintenance for a total of 20 TIGER simulators at the Le Luc, Fritzlar, Pau and Phalsbourg sites. Rheinmetall, Thales and OCCAR are thus continuing the cooperation in the field of simulation and training that started in 2014.

The eight Full Mission Simulators (FMS) and twelve Cockpit Procedure Trainers (CPT) are used to train crews for the current configuration status of the aircraft in service: TIGER Hélicoptère d’Appui et Destruction (HAD) Block 2 (France) and TIGER Step 2 Krypto support helicopter (Germany). The French and German Armed Forces train their crews in a virtual operational environment.

The TIGER combat helicopter is considered to be a very complex weapon system, the reproduction of which in a simulator places the highest demands on hardware and software, writes Rheinmetall, adding that. the TIGER simulators are among the most powerful full mission simulators for combat helicopter crews worldwide.