Monday, December 5, 2011

Australia receives final Tiger attack helicopter

Australian Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter firing Hellfire missile at the Building target on Woomera Range© Commonwealth of Australia

Completing its order and bringing its fleet of the type to 22 aircraft, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has received its final Eurocopter Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter. Under Project Air 87, Australian Aerospace provides assembly of the helicopters in Brisbane, plus crew training, programme management and through-life support. The Tigers are deployed with the army's 1st Aviation Regiment in Darwin, at the Army Aviation Training Centre at Oakey in Queensland and also at the Royal Australian Air Force's Edinburgh base in South Australia.

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