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Australia Special Forces Helicopter RfP to Australian Industry

RfP Remains Open One Month: Evaluation by Year End

A Request for Proposal (RfP) to improve aviation support for Australia’s new Special Forces helicopters is now open to Australian industry, the DoD announced on 4 August. The Department will explore industry options “agile upgrade pathway for the new fleet of light helicopters sought under LAND2097 Phase 4.”

Australian industry have unique capabilities to offer the ADF and the broader global military light helicopter market in the design and manufacture of aviation systems,” Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds commented. “Small Australian companies are already competing on the world stage, providing innovative solutions to special mission aircraft […] The opportunity to harness these skills and grow them through collaboration on the special operations helicopter will benefit the ADF and local defence industry.”

This follows a Request for Tender for a new fleet of helicopters and an initial support contract released earlier this year. The RfP has been released to market and will remain open for one month, with proposals to be evaluated by the end of 2020.

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