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On 1/15/2021 at 10:58 AM, Boagrius said:

Looks like it is now official: Tiger is out and Apache (Guardian) is in for the Australian Army.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/lreynolds/media-releases/future-ready-strengthening-armys-armed-reconnaissance-capability

No one is surprised.  The lack of availbility of the OZ tiger was legendary.

 

"On average, only 3.5 aircraft in the operational fleet of 16 helicopters were available on any given day in 2015,” it said. This was below targeted readiness of 12 aircraft."

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/resurgent-tiger-fights-for-survival-in-australian-arh-competition/140432.article

 

I expect the EU tigers were much better, in theory its the same bird.  In reality....

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