Exasperated by the unreliability of its 22 Airbus Tiger ARH attack helicopters, Australia said in 2016 it would replace them by the mid-2020s, barely a decade after the fleet became fully operational. Two years later that plan looked doubtful: The Tigers’ performance had improved markedly, so industry managers began to think Canberra would see higher priorities. That has not been the case. The country’s defense department has issued a request for information on 29 replacement ...

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