Australia to acquire Black Hawk, Seahawk helicopters at cost of $7 billion

Peter Dutton has confirmed Australia’s $7 billion defense acquisition, saying regional “instability” was a major motivator behind the move. Defense Minister Peter Dutton has confirmed that Australia will acquire 40 new US-imported Black Hawks and 12 Seahawk helicopters, a decade before existing Airbus MRH-90 Taipan models were scheduled to be retired. The European-built Taipan model …

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