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Auditors savagely criticise Australian Tigers

2nd September 2016 - 12:18 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Australia’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) fleet has come under severe criticism in a report issued by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) on 1 September.

Among the numerous problems outlined by the ANAO was the charge that even though the Tiger achieved final operational capability (FOC) on 14 April – seven years behind schedule – this was accompanied by nine operational caveats such as its electronic warfare self-protection system, identification friend or foe system, and communication and mission planning system.

FOC allows the ARH to be deployed only in a land based ‘non-permissive, medium-threat environment’. However, there are ‘key

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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