List of Australian Army aircraft

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


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
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-47F 10
One CH-47D 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] The last of 7 new CH-47Fs was delivered in September 2015 and the D models subsequently retired.[4]
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.[5]
MRH 90  Europe Utility helicopter TTH: Tactical Transport Helicopter 40

Unmanned aerial vehicles


An Australian Army UH-1 Iroquois helicopter on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

Fixed-wing aircraft



  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 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Defence to buy two more Chinook choppers". ninemsn. 12 December 2011. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Australian Army receives final CH-47F Chinook". Australian Aviation. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Leoni 2007, pp. 250–256.


  • 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.