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  • Del'd: 22 - 2004 to present





    Helicopters

    Australian Army Aviation Tiger ARH

    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.
    Final Operating Capability achieved by 1st Aviation Regiment on April 2016.
    As of April 2019, the 22 helicopters have surpassed 30,000 flight hours.
    On July 2019, Australian Department of Defence started the process of replacing the Tiger requesting proposals to Bell and Boeing.


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    News


    Tiger to the Rescue, 06-Aug-20 : #Tiger An Australian Army Tiger attack helicopter embarked on the assault helicopter carrier HMAS Canberra returning from Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) off Hawaii, assisted a three-person crew that had been missing for three days in a remote island in Micronesia

    Australian Army Replacing the Tiger, 17-Feb-20 : #Tiger The Australian Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) completed an analysis of contenders in the LAND 4503 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Replacement Project

    Airbus Offering Australia Tiger Beyond 2040, 29-Aug-19 : #Tiger Airbus responded Australian Request for Information (RFI) for the Tiger replacement Project LAND 4503 claiming AUD 3 billion in savings if chosen against Bell or Boeing proposals

    Australian Army Tigers Aboard Canberra for IPE 19, 02-May-19 : #IPE19 Australian Army’ Tiger helicopters aboard HMAS Canberra for Indo Pacific Endeavour (IPE) deployment

    Support Contract Extension for Australian Tiger, 17-Apr-19 : #Tiger Airbus Australia Pacific received a 5-year contract extension to support the 22 Australian Army’s Tiger helicopters

    Airbus Instructor Sets World Record on NH90 and Tiger, 13-Sep-18 : #pilot Airbus Australia flight instructor Matt Barker is the first pilot in the world to achieve 1000 flight hours on both the ARH Tiger and MRH90 Taipan helicopters

    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

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    Units


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    2008/136th Aviation Regiment Oakey
    Holsworthy Barracks
    2008/    1st Aviation Regiment Robertson Barracks
    2004/    161 Reconnaissance Squadron Darwin Intl



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