Thursday, October 7, 2010

Australian Tigers Will Not be Fully Operational Until December 2012

Dan Oakes

Attack helicopters the opposition says should be sent to Afghanistan to support Australian troops will not be fully operational for at least two years.Defence Department told the Herald yesterday the Tigers were not expected to be fully operational until December 2012. Eighteen of the 22 armed reconnaissance helicopters have been delivered by their maker, Australian Aerospace, and are being introduced into service with the 1st Aviation Regiment in Darwin.

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