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This is a list of all aircraft operated by the Australian Army since its formation.


A Tiger helicopter

A S-70 Blackhawk (left) and CH-47 Chinook (right)

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
OH-58 Kiowa United States
OH-58A Scout helicopter 206B 42 Built under licence in Australia by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation. To be partially replaced by the Eurocopter Tiger.
Boeing CH-47 Chinook United States Transport helicopter CH-47D/F 5 One aircraft was destroyed during operations in Afghanistan on 30 May 2011.[2] Two additional CH-47Ds ordered in December 2011 as attrition replacement and to boost heavy lift capability.[3] To be replaced by 7 CH-47F on order.
Eurocopter Tiger  Europe Attack helicopter Tiger ARH 22
Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk United States Utility helicopter S-70A-9 35 Transferred from the Royal Australian Air Force as UH-60L.[4]
MRH 90  Europe Utility helicopter TTH: Tactical Transport Helicopter 16 Sixteen TTH MRH-90 have been accepted by the Defence Materiel Organisation so far, total of 46 on order (including 6 for the Royal Australian Navy)

Unmanned aerial vehicles


Fixed-wing aircraft



  1. "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, 15 January 2007.
  2. "Australian Chinook crashes in Afghanistan". Australian Aviation. 1 June 11. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. "Defence to buy two more Chinook choppers". ninemsn. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  4. Leoni 2007, pp. 250–256.


  • Leoni, Ray D. (2007). Black Hawk, The Story of a World Class Helicopter. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. ISBN 978-1-56347-918-2. 

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