Australia extends Tiger ARH support contract
The Australian government has extended Airbus Australia Pacific’s through-life support contract for the Australian Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 7 April.
The extension, worth up to AUD$790 million, will see the company continue to provide maintenance and logistics support services at the army’s 1st Aviation Regiment.
According to Linda Reynolds, Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry, this investment will see the retention of 70 staff at the Army Aviation Training Centre in Oakey, Queensland, along with a further 130 skilled staff at Brisbane airport who provide commercial, engineering and logistics services.
The Tiger ARH was first introduced into service in 2004.
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