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October 22, 2014
Australia's Tiger armed recon helicopters getting upgrade
Canberra, Australia (UPI) Oct 21, 2014
Approval for an interim tactical data link for Australian armed reconnaissance helicopters has been announced by the country's defense minister. A total of 21 army Tiger helicopters are to receive the upgrade under a program called LAND 2089 Phase 3B. The upgrade provides tactical information exchange to further integrate the helicopters into a combined arms land force battlespace, Minister for Defense David Johnston said. "The interim Tactical Data Link will improve the Tiger's situatio ... read more

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