A US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is seen at the 2021 Dubai Airshow. Australia is looking at buying 40 of the helicopters amid concerns about its MRH90 Taipan fleet. Photo: AFP
A US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is seen at the 2021 Dubai Airshow. Australia is looking at buying 40 of the helicopters amid concerns about its MRH90 Taipan fleet. Photo: AFP
Australia

Australia plans to ditch European Taipan helicopters for US Black Hawks, months after Aukus pact

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia is improving its defence capabilities and the Airbus Taipans ‘weren’t meeting their marks’
  • This comes less than three months after Australia cancelled a deal to buy French submarines in a switch that deeply angered Paris

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A US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is seen at the 2021 Dubai Airshow. Australia is looking at buying 40 of the helicopters amid concerns about its MRH90 Taipan fleet. Photo: AFP
A US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is seen at the 2021 Dubai Airshow. Australia is looking at buying 40 of the helicopters amid concerns about its MRH90 Taipan fleet. Photo: AFP
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