After much speculation whether one or two contracts might be announced during DIMDEX 2014 in Doha, Qatar stunned the defence exhibition in its closing minutes when it held a signing ceremony for a series of contracts that an official said were collectively worth QAR87 billion (USD23.9 billion). The
Thales airborne sonar maintains a strong performance record during the long-term mission of the Aquitaine FREMM frigate in the first quarter of 2013 Paris Air Show, 19th June 2013 - During the three-month long deployment of the FREMM frigate Aquitaine, the implementation crew for the NH90 helicopter from 33F Squadron had an opportunity to experience the operational capabilities of the FLASH SONICS system.
28 March 2013 The Spanish Army has deployed three Tiger support and protection helicopters (HAP) to Afghanistan to provide protection and security to its forces during withdrawal from the country. Scheduled to be operated by the 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion (BHELA), the helicopters were transported by an Antonov AN-124 freighter to Herat, making Spain the third country, after France and Germany, to send the Tiger aircraft to Afghanistan.
The German government and Eurocopter have come to an agreement on the number of Tiger and NH90 helicopters to be purchased for the German armed forces. Months of negotiations between the two parties came to an end March 15, with the signing of an agreement to purchase a reduced number of helicopters.