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Australia extends ARH Tiger support contract
Australian Army ARH Tiger. © Airbus Helicopters

Australia extends ARH Tiger support contract

Airbus has been awarded an extension of the Australian Army’s ARH Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract.

Airbus has been awarded an extension of the Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract by the Australian Department of Defence.

The TLS extension covering the ARH programme until 2025 includes:

• more extensive aircraft and component deeper maintenance;

• operational maintenance of aircraft allocated to training;

• aircrew and technician training including maintenance of training devices;

• design services including OEM design incorporation;

• systems and software development and testing;

• complete parts support including MRO, purchasing, storage and distribution;

• technical publications; maintenance policy; and fleet management.

The Australian Army's fleet of 22 ARH Tiger attack helicopters has flown over 30,000 hours, deployed for day-and-night surveillance and fire-support missions.

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