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Canberra issues RFI for light special ops helicopters | Flight Global
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Canberra issues RFI for light special ops helicopters | Flight Global

Issued on 25 September, the Department of Defence request solicits information about in-service helicopters “optimised for dense urban environments,” and that can be deployed by Boeing C-17 strategic transports.

“The helicopter should be capable of being fitted with simple, proven, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment and weapons systems,” says the DoD.

It does not detail how many rotorcraft will be required, but indicates that it would like deliveries to commence in 2023 should the acquisition move forward.

The requirement first came to light in Australia’s 2016 defence whitepaper.

Source: Canberra issues RFI for light special ops helicopters | Flight Global