Australian Defence confirms disposal of decommissioned MRH90 Taipans


In response to the recent article in Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter regarding the future of Australia’s MRH 90 Taipan helicopters, the Australian Department of Defence has clarified its position. Contrary to speculation, they are committed to handling the aircraft in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner, as reported by Nigel Pittaway in Australian Defence Magazine.

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The decision to replace the Taipans with 40 Black Hawk helicopters from the United States, favored by the Army, has faced delays, with only three of these helicopters having flown in Australia so far (Picture source: Australian Army)

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