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Avalon: Australian Aerospace chief confident of Tiger service entry

28th February 2013 - 10:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Geelong


Australian Aerospace is confident that problems which have plagued the Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopter have been solved and it will soon be declared operational and the delayed NH Industries MRH90 multi-role helicopter will soon achieve certification.

Speaking at the Australian International Airshow on 27 February, Australian Aerospace chief executive officer Jens Goennemann said the company was confident that declaration of Initial Operating Capability for the Tiger fleet by the Australian Government is ‘imminent’.

Goennemann said the helicopter had been described by the customer ‘as a hovering Super Hornet [F/A-18 fighter aircraft]’ and that it was a ‘game changer in the

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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