'The door isn't wide enough': Defence heads admit the MRH-90 helicopter fleet has a major flaw

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated October 27 2020 - 8:25pm, first published 1:00pm
An Australian Army MRH-90 Taipan helicopter. Picture: Department of Defence

Senior military and defence department figures have confirmed a major design flaw with a Howard-era fleet of helicopters totalling nearly $3.8 billion has limited its operational capability even after attempted fixes.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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