|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 1):|
|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 5):|
I'd be more surprised if they introduced a new type as an attrition replacement.
|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 7):|
Not saying it's a cheap deal, but it is cheaper than inducting a new type, and training all of your aircrews in a new program, all the while developing your new tactics.
|Quoting Zeke (Reply 8):|
Not sure about that. Australia purchased the 22xEC 665s package for US$674 million.
|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 10):|
what AUS got with their helo deal.
Project AIR87 will acquire an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) capability for the Army. The ARH system will consist of 22 Eurocopter Tiger helicopters including a fully instrumented ARH, a training system consisting of a Full Flight and Mission Simulator (FFMS); two Cockpit Procedures Trainers (CPT); and ground crew training devices, other supporting components including the ARH Software Support Capability (ASSC), a Ground Mission Management System to support operational communications, Electronic Warfare Mission Support System, a Maintenance Management System, facilities and ammunition.
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