Army CH-47D Chinook finds a new home

Army's CH-47D Chinook, A15-151 at its new permanent home. (Defence/1CER)

Army's last retired CH-47D Chinook, A15-151, has now become a training aid at Robertson Barracks, Darwin, for use by the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (1CER) and the 1st Brigade. A15-151 departed C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment, in Townsville for the final time on September 28 for a five-day journey to … [Read more...]

Army trials Hellfire II Romeo with Tiger

A Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire II Romeo laser guided air-to-ground missile fired from a Tiger Armed Reconnoissance helicopter. (Defence)

Army has test fired its first Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire II Romeo laser guided air-to-ground missile from one of its Tiger Armed Reconnoissance Helicopters (ARH) at the Delamere Air Weapons Range in the Northern Territory. The Hellfire II Romeo variant has some guidance and navigation improvements … [Read more...]

Final H135 helicopters for HATS accepted

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The final six of 15 H135s (EC135 T2+) for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) achieved factory acceptance on November 22 at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth facility, north of Munich, Germany, ahead of their delivery to HMAS Albatross, Nowra. HATS prime contractor … [Read more...]