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    NEWS | Boeing AH-64E Apache in Australian Army Aviation

    Australia to Replace Tigers with Apaches

    Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds announced acquisition of 29 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian valued A$4.5B to replace from 2025 the 22 Airbus Tiger helicopters which are currently in use by the Australian Army

    * Selecting the Apache puts Australia along with many partners and regional countries, such as USA, Singapore, Indonesia, India, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the UK with the benefits of interoperability, economies of scale, learning processes and shared logistics


    Australia to Replace Tigers with Apaches

    Australia Dept.Defence, January 15, 2021 - The Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance capability will be strengthened following the selection of Boeing Apache Guardian to replace Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from 2025.

    Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the AH-64E Apache Guardian is equipped with improved sensors, communications suites, attack capabilities and improved survivability.

    “This new ARH capability will strengthen Australia’s armed reconnaissance force to better shape our strategic environment and deter actions against our national interest,” Minister Reynolds said.

    “Defence considered a number of helicopters against key criteria of proven ability, maturity and an off-the-shelf operating system.

    “The Apache Guardian is the most lethal, most survivable and lowest risk option, meeting all of Defence’s capability, through-life support, security, and certification requirements.

    “By pursuing a proven and low-risk system offered by the Apache, Defence will avoid the ongoing cost and schedule risk typically associated with developmental platforms.”

    Lessons learnt from issues with the ARH Tiger and other rotary wing projects had informed the strategy to seek a proven, mature ARH replacement capability.

    “The project will deliver on the Government’s vision to maximise Australian industry involvement in defence capability,” Minister Reynolds said.

    “There are potential opportunities for Australian industry in logistic support, warehousing services, training development, engineering services, and maintenance, repair and overhaul.

    “Maximising these opportunities for Australian businesses will enable the future growth of our local rotary wing industry and will present opportunities for Australian industry involvement in the aircraft’s global supply chain.”

    Detailed transition planning will be conducted to ensure effective management of the skilled workforce, across Defence and industry, as Defence transitions the Tiger to the Apache.

    Selected by Australia in 2001, The Eurocopter (now Airbus) Tiger reached its Final Operating Capability (FOC) on April 2016

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    Boeing AH-64E Apache in Australian Army Aviation
    Eurocopter Tiger ARH in Australian Army Aviation
    See also Australian Army Replacing the Tiger
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    Approved $3.5B Sale 29 AH-64E for Australia



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