Smelling Tiger blood, Bell and Boeing are circling Airbus’s underperforming attack helicopter program in Australia. They calculate that Canberra will soon seek a replacement for the Airbus Tiger, even though it has been fully operational for less than a year. Bell, moreover, sees potential to package the replacement with a contract for deployable special-forces helicopters. The Australian Army’s 22 Tigers may yet save Airbus from this embarrassment. The company says reliability ...

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