French Tiger fleet had an operational rate of 25.6 % in 2016

The operational capability rate of the French Tiger attack helicopter fleet improved by 1.4 percentage points to 25.6 percent in 2016.

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The Defense Ministry also disclosed that $98.2 million was spent maintaining the rotorcraft.

The Cougar helicopter had a dismal rate of 9.9 percent. Down from 12.2 percent in 2015. Average age of the aircraft is 26.3 years.

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