Australia signed MRH90 contract
08 Jun 2005
On 2 June 2005, Australian Defence Force signed the contract with Australian Aerospace, a Eurocopter subsidiary, for 12 MRH90 multi-role helicopters. Deliveries will start in 2007 with all aircraft expected to be delivered by 2009. The MRH90s will form a new squadron based in Townsville.
It is planned to assemble 8 MRH90 helicopters at the Australian Aerospace facility at Brisbane, where the company is currently also assembling 18 Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters.
The MRH90 is the Australian version of the NH90 helicopter developed by the European consortium NHIndustries (62.5% Eurocopter, 32% Agusta, 5.5% Stork Fokker). The twin-engine, medium-lift NH90 is equipped with modern glass cockpit, FBW and Automatic Flight control system, communication, navigation and mission equipment and a rear ramp.