LANGKAWI, Malaysia – The Australian army’s Tiger helicopters, still not fully operational for service more than 10 years after the first aircraft were delivered, are on track to meet a key availability target next year, manufacturer Airbus Helicopters says. But even if the 22 attack helicopters do become properly serviceable, they may have little future, because the Australian army is lobbying to retire the type early and replace it with an attack helicopter of proven ...

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