2009 to present


Australian Army Aviation MRH90 Taipan

Selected in 2005, the NH90 is locally assembled by Australian Aerospace in Brisbane. 46 MRH-90 (TTH) are ordered with 12 delivered as of 2011. Last aircraft is expected to be delivered by 2015.

Between April/July 2010, the fleet was grounded due to an incident with their engines.

In June 2011, the Royal Australian Navy rejected the model so the MRH-90 would be operated only by the Army but in 2012 a decision was made in order to reactivated 808 Sqn in the support role.

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Taipan at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, 28-May-18 : #security Australian Army’ 5th Aviation Regiment MRH90 Taipan providing support to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Australian DST Ensure Safe MRH90 Operations, 04-May-17 : Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group has provide technical advice after the MRH90 helicopter experienced a series of serious incidents since its introduction into service

HMAS Canberra Initial Operational Capability, 31-Aug-15 : The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability (IOC).

Second Australian Army MRH90 Simulator Ready, 05-Nov-14 : Australian Defence Forces accepted their second MRH90 helicopter full-flight and mission simulator located at Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville in Queensland.

First Australian Army MRH90 Simulator Ready, 29-Aug-13 : Sydney, Australia - CAE today announced that the Commonwealth of Australia has accepted into service the first MRH90 full-flight and mission simulator (FFMS) located at the Army Aviation Training Centre Oakey in Queensland.

Australia gets an extra MRH90 (47th), 10-May-13 : Chief Executive Officer of Australian Aerospace, Dr. Jens Goennemann welcomed the signing of an agreement with the Commonwealth which, he said, will provide both the Army and Navy with not only a superior but also affordable military helicopter capability.

Australian Aerospace Delivers 15th MRH90, 14-Dec-11 : Local defence manufacturer, Australian Aerospace, yesterday delivered the 15th MRH90 (Multi-Role Helicopter), tail number 014, to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) – the second such handover in two weeks following signing of an agreement to overcome Program issues and ensure timely delivery of the world’s most advanced helicopters.

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2019/    6th Aviation Regiment Oakey
Holsworthy Barracks
2009/    5th Aviation Regiment Townsville

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