After many months of uncertainty, Europe's two major military helicopter programs--the Franco-German Tiger and the four-nation NH-90--are poised to enter the production phase. The two programs have been held up because of defense budget reassessments, particularly in France and Germany. A final production tooling proposal for the Tiger and its Euromissile Dynamics Trigat antitank missile firing unit has been submitted by Eurocopter, along with an initial production tender for 160 ...


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