Air Platforms

AH-64E Apache, AH-1Z Viper and Tiger attack helicopters to compete for Australian armed reconnaissance requirement

29 August 2019

Boeing 's AH-64E Apache, Bell's AH-1Z Viper, and Airbus' Tiger attack helicopter have been formally offered to Australia to meet the country's Project Land 4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability (ARC) requirement.

The confirmations from Boeing and Bell came on the closing day of a Request for Information (RFI) released on 1 July by the Australian Department of Defence's Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) seeking submissions to replace the Australian Army's fleet of 22 Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters.

This is seeking to acquire a total of 29 airframes, 24 of which will be based at a single location, with a further five assigned to training operations.

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