Boeing brings AH-64E Apache to Avalon

Back in 2001, Australia opted to buy the Eurocopter Tiger instead of the US Apache but now Boeing is pitching the latest generation Apache, the AH-64E, as a potential Tiger replacement. Should Australia head down that path, it would tick many boxes – it would be a FMS purchase with aircraft produced in the … [Read more...]

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...]