Use of the Tiger by Army Aviation has been a long time coming. It eventually won a competition on 21 Dec 2001, for an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) started in 1998, against the AH-64D, Agusta 129, the South African Rooivalk, Bell AH-1Z and the S-70 Battlehawk.
First 4 delivered directly by Eurocopter in Dec 2004 and the rest were assembled locally by Australian Aerospace at Brisbane, the last of the initial batch of 22 on 1 Dec 2011.
Replaced the Kiowa and Huey on operations.
Australian Tiger Achieves 2,000 Flight Hours, 15-May-17 : Australian Army Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) serial number #001, delivered back in December 2004, has achieved 2000 flying hours, the first Tiger in the global fleet
Australian Defence Force Exercise Jericho Dawn, 21-Mar-16 : Australian Army and the RAAF conducted live fire demonstration at the Puckapunyal Military Area in Victoria as part of Exercise Jericho Dawn
Airbus Australia Joint Military/Civilian Support Centre, 22-Apr-15 : The Australian Defence Force and Airbus Group Australia Pacific have commissioned a joint support centre on Brisbane Airport to be staffed by civilian and Defence personnel.
Australian Army Tiger Data Link Upgrade, 20-Oct-14 : 21 Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army will received an interim Tactical Data Link upgrade by Elbit Systems Australia and Airbus Group Australia Pacific
BAE Systems APKWS Tested on Australian Tiger, 13-Oct-14 : BAe APKWS, which transforms a standard unguided 2.75-inch (70mm) rocket into a precision laser-guided weapon, tested on Australian Tiger helicopter
Thales boosts Australian Tiger helicopter simulator, 05-Sep-14 : Thales has successfully delivered a significant upgrade to the Australian Tiger helicopter simulator.
Australian Aerospace Delivers Final Tiger to Defence, 01-Dec-11 : Australian Aerospace from Brisbane delivered the last of 22 Tiger attack helicopters to the Army Aviation