FRA Tigre HAD in CAR
FRA Tigre HAP and Gazelle in support of FRA forces in the mountains of AFG (RC-E)
French Tigre have operated in anger in
-Central African Republic
-Somalia (one raid)
and they never have experienced such problems that they couldn't be deployed.
I don't know what the issues with the Aussie Tigers ARH are; have they have tried to add-on many Aussie or US parts that were not initially on the helo thus delaying its FOC date ? It would not be the first time that sort of thing happens....or is it Oz political "wetness" ?