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Paris Air Show: Boeing’s eagle eyes scan Australia

12th June 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Mesa

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Boeing has begun to plan for the likely early retirement of the Australian Army’s Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter by considering such a requirement as a ‘prospect’. The company recently demonstrated its capabilities, including linking with UAVs.

In February this year the Australian Government in its Defence White Paper planned for the replacement of the troubled Tiger fleet from the mid-2020s.

The helicopter had a difficult birth and continues to struggle to achieve availability and datalink requirements and has not yet operated from the Royal Australian Navy’s new amphibious assault ships.

The possibility of a new requirement led Boeing to pull

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Damian Kemp

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

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