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IMDEX Asia 2019: Australian Tigers deploy overseas by air and sea

29th April 2019 - 02:37 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur

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Australia despatched four Australian Army Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARH) to join the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) task force in Malaysia, marking just the second time that the aircraft type has deployed overseas.

The four helicopters were transported by an RAAF C-17 to Subang Air Base, located near Kuala Lumpur, on 19 April. The Tigers then flew off in two flights on 21 April to land on HMAS Canberra docked at the Boustead Cruise Centre in Port Klang.

HMAS Canberra and the frigate HMAS Newcastle had arrived on 20 April, while two other ships of the task group, the

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Dzirhan Mahadzir

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Dzirhan Mahadzir is a freelance defense journalist and analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who …

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