Eurocopter Tiger are useless - German MoD

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  1. bhramos

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    Bundeswehr unfit for combat helicopters

    The army has stopped the decline of the "Tiger". The combat helicopter that was to be used in Afghanistan was "not fit to fly. In order for a new dispute between the manufacturer EADS and the Ministry of Defence has begun. Again, it comes to late delivery and increased costs.

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    German-French attack helicopter "Tiger"

    The German soldiers in Afghanistan must be much longer than planned to wait for the first combat helicopters Tiger. Due to technical deficiencies, the Bundeswehr would be the first helicopter at the earliest in November 2011 put into service, the Reuters news agency quoted an internal report of the Ministry. The decline had been halted. The eleven supplied helicopters are useless.

    In order for a dispute reached between the European aerospace group EADS, whose daughter is building the Eurocopter Tiger, and the Ministry of Defence to a new climax. Because the industry wants to blame can not be sitting up. When Tiger is a three-billion-euro project. The Armed Forces have ordered 80 pieces.

    A spokesman for the MoD said there were "glaring problems and significant deficiencies in the wiring." In such a helicopter run 20 km cable. In fact, there is no doubt that occur due to vibrations chafing of cable sections. Eurocopter fights but against the conclusion "not airworthy".

    The abrasion marks were "not relevant to flight safety," said Lutz Bertling, Eurocopter CEO. Bertling that it "goes much too far to push all the blame on the industry in the shoes". He calls for "a realistic appraisal of problems." It is emphasized at Eurocopter, the French forces in Afghanistan used their Tiger and there had flown over 1000 flight hours. The army, however had not even bothered about a "use package." Thus, even recently received a request to sand filters, no do not fly the helicopters in Afghanistan.

    The dispute between EADS Defence and turns not only to the tiger, who is five years behind schedule. And the NH90 transport helicopter ensures trouble. "There's not much better look," said a spokesman for the Defense. From the original 43 NH90, which would have to be delivered by end of 2009, were passed only 14 of the force. Which are currently being tested. "We expect that we received the first helicopter-conforming Endfiguration in 2012," the spokesman said.

    Even the military transporter A400M Airbus makes for controversy. Finally, the plane - Germany has ordered 60 pieces - more expensive than planned and will be delivered later. Currently, contracts are renegotiated.

    The Ministry of Defence makes it too easy to pass the buck for all problems to the industry, it is still at EADS. For example, currently the biggest problem was not with the manufacturers, but the search for Bundeswehr.

    The registration authorities of the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement were "dramatically understaffed. There were, for example, months into the country, was taken to a helicopter.

    The capacities are limited, in fact, says the Ministry of Defence. It would, however, increased in the competent authorities personnel. When Tiger had but even the existing capacity has not been exhausted. It is simply presented no helicopters had been, would meet the agreed requirements.

    http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article7779858/Kampfhubschrauber-fuer-Bundeswehr-untauglich.html
     
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    Ministry of Defence of Germany recognized the European helicopters unfit

    Ministry of Defence of Germany recognized the European helicopter gunships "Tiger" (Eurocopter Tiger) unusable. It is reported by the newspaper Die Welt , with reference to the official statement of the Ministry.
    European helicopter manufacturing company EADS for the armed German troops in Afghanistan. However, as stated in materials internal communications of Defense, their delivery would be postponed due to numerous defects and deficiencies.

    According to AFP , the party of 80 helicopters, "Tiger" production Eurocopter, a subsidiary of EADS, was commissioned in 1999. 67 of them were to be delivered by 2009. Meanwhile, according to a Ministry of Defense, to date, the Office has received only 11 helicopters, and in connection with "serious defects" were all found to be unsuitable.

    Eurocopter has issued a statement which said that the work on troubleshooting are accelerated pace. It is expected that the first combat-capable helicopters Tiger will be available to the Bundeswehr until 2012.

    Meanwhile, in July 2010 the German contingent in Afghanistan will have to get 50 combat helicopters of U.S. production. With the shortfall in equipment due to delays in deliveries of "Tiger", the Bundeswehr had to seek assistance from the United States.

    Previously, the company EADS already faced considerable difficulties in the production of military hardware. Thus, the group promised to start industrial production of military transport aircraft A400M by the end of 2010 - almost three years later than originally anticipated.

    http://lenta.ru/news/2010/05/26/tiger/
     
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    Send the croc in...puhleeese!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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