The Australian Army received news of an upgrade to its armed reconnaissance capability, following the selection of Boeing’s Apache Guardian to replace the ARH Tiger from 2025.

Boeing’s Apache AH64E helicopter is equipped with improved sensors, communication suites, attack capabilities, and improved survivability. It is the most lethal and lowest-risk option, and meets all of the defence’s requirements for assets, such as through-life support and high-detail security function1.

After learning lessons from issues faced with the Tiger, including fumes in the cockpit, rocket launcher pods falling off, and communications incompatibilities2, the ADF welcomes the tried and tested, battle-ready choppers.

Opportunities for partner industries in managing the flying assets comes in the form of training development, engineering services, maintenance and repairs, and warehousing services.

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