After tapping the NH90 to augment its troop lift capability, Australia is negotiating a follow-on purchase to meet maritime support and special operations requirements. Canberra last week selected the multirole version of NH Industries' transport/frigate helicopter, known as the MRH90, for Phases 4 and 6 of the country's Air 9000 defense modernization program. The 1.17-billion-euro ($1.5-billion) purchase will cover the acquisition of 34 units to replace aging naval Sea King and ...

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