Bell, February 17, 2020 - In July 2019, the Australian Helicopter Systems Division (HSD) of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) released a Request for Information in relation to Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Replacement.
To understand the full range of aircraft being considered for this program, Bell commissioned the Australian Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies to complete a full analysis of each aircraft.
Discover their comprehensive findings for each aircraft, including the Bell AH-1Z Viper, in their report (PDF)
According the report, there are multiple defendable and justifiable reasons to select any one of the three helicopters under consideration ( Tiger, AH-64E or AH-1Z ). In the end, the final selection decision that the Government makes will depend firstly on how well each contender presents their solution and secondly on how each requirement is weighted by Government