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Subject: France Selects Hellfire
Softwar    2/22/2007 8:31:45 AM
Aviation Week page 37, Feb. 19 2007 issue France Locks on Hellfire France plans to equip its Tiger attack helicopters with Lockheed Martin Hellfire II missiles... Without naming the chosen missile, Francois Lureau, head of the French armaments agency DGA, says France is following Australia's lead in selecting the lowest-risk option...
 
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Yimmy       2/22/2007 11:37:03 AM
I am surprised they are not using Trigat LR. 
 
h*tp://www.army-technology.com/projects/lr_trigat/
 
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Softwar       2/22/2007 11:50:01 AM

I am surprised they are not using Trigat LR. 

 

h*tp://www.army-technology.com/projects/lr_trigat/


According to Av Week - They planned to use Trigat but Paris backed out "when costs increased and the schedule slipped".   This is a song so well known for many a weapon system from various nations.  The never ending battle between bean-counter and shooter.
 
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