Australia orders more MRH-90 helicopters
20 Jun 2006
Australia approved on 19 June 2006 the acquisition plan for 34 additional MRH-90 helicopters. The MRH-90 is the Multi Role Helicopter version of the NH-90 for the Australian armed forces. This is the second order Australia placed for the MRH-90, on 2 June 2005 Australia ordered its first batch of 12 helicopters.
The Australian Minister of Defence said this MRH-90 acquisition was worth A billion and will allow the Australian Armed Forces to replace both ageing Sea King and Black Hawk helicopters.
Together, the two MRH-90 contracts will generate 400 highly skilled jobs in Australia and will inject A.1 billion into the Australian economy. Eurocopter will assembly 42 of the 46 MRH-90s through Australian Aerospace and its Regional Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.