2007-12-23 - MRH90 accepted RAAFAustralia accepts first MRH90s
Erste NH90-Transporthubschrauber an Australien übergeben<br /> The Hon Greg Combet MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement has announced the acceptance into service of the first two Australian Defence Force MRH-90 Multi Role helicopters (MRH) during a ceremony at Australian Aerospace facilities in Brisbane.
Acquired under Project AIR 9000, a total of 46 MRH 90s will ultimately replace the Navy's Sea King and Army's Black Hawk fleets in the coming years.
Minister Fitzgibbon offered his congratulations to all involved in the project. 'The successful achievement of the aircraft's scheduled in-service date represents a major accomplishment for the project team and Australian defence industry. 'Australian Aerospace, Defence Materiel Organisation, contractors and all those associated with the project should be proud of their work. On behalf of the Government I congratulate you all on a job well-done.' Mr Fitzgibbon said. A period of test and evaluation, training and aircraft development will now be conducted leading to Initial Operational Capability for Navy in 2010 and Army in 2011