List of Australian Army aircraft

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This is a list of all aircraft operated by the Australian Army since its formation.

Current[edit]

A Tiger helicopter
A S-70 Blackhawk (left) and CH-47 Chinook (right)
Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
OH-58 Kiowa  United States
 Australia
OH-58A Scout helicopter 206B 42 Built under licence in Australia by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation. To be partially replaced by the Eurocopter Tiger.
Boeing CH-47 Chinook  United States Transport helicopter CH-47D/F 7 One aircraft was destroyed during operations in Afghanistan on 30 May 2011.[2] Two additional CH-47Ds ordered in December 2011 as attrition replacement and to boost heavy lift capability.[3] To be replaced by 7 CH-47F on order.
Eurocopter Tiger  Europe Attack helicopter Tiger ARH 22
Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk  United States Utility helicopter S-70A-9 35 Transferred from the Royal Australian Air Force as UH-60L.[4]
MRH 90  Europe Utility helicopter TTH: Tactical Transport Helicopter 40 Sixteen TTH MRH-90 have been accepted by the Defence Materiel Organisation so far, total of 46 on order (including 6 for the Royal Australian Navy)

Unmanned aerial vehicles

Historic[edit]

Fixed-wing aircraft

Helicopters

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, 15 January 2007.
  2. ^ "Australian Chinook crashes in Afghanistan". Australian Aviation. 1 June 11. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Defence to buy two more Chinook choppers". ninemsn. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Leoni 2007, pp. 250–256.

References[edit]

  • Leoni, Ray D. (2007). Black Hawk, The Story of a World Class Helicopter. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. ISBN 978-1-56347-918-2.