Australia is sticking by a plan to replace its 22 Airbus Tiger ARH attack helicopters in the mid-2020s, issuing a request for information on a prospective order for 29 rotorcraft. Since Australia said it wants “a proven and mature, manned off-the-shelf” type of armed helicopter, the candidates will include the Bell AH-1Z Viper and Boeing AH-64 Apache. The Tiger Mk. 3 also is a candidate, although this updated version has not progressed beyond studies to remove risk. The program ...

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