Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Aussie military defends new helicopter

The Australian Defence Force says the new transport helicopters it is buying have excellent potential despite a German report outlining a range of defects.A defence spokesman said Australia was seeking an English translation of the German Army trial report on its NH-90 helicopters.He said all matters of operational effectiveness and airworthiness were taken seriously and the German report would be reviewed in detail."Australia is working with other nations and industry to address any issues arising as the NH-90 is introduced into service," he said."The aircraft, which has excellent potential, is relatively early in its developmental cycle. It is essential that any issues are identified and appropriately rectified so that the full combat potential of the aircraft can be realised."


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