MRH-90 Taipans

The European-designed MRH-90 multi-role helicopter is currently being introduced into the Fleet Air Arm and the Australian Army. They will operate from shore bases and from the Canberra Class amphibious assault ships which are currently under construction.

Manufacturer: Joint European venture
Type: multi-role helicopter, to replace the Navy’s Sea King helicopters
Delivery: Navy to fly 6 helicopters, with aircraft training currently underway (2011)
Crew: two
Engine: 2 × Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RRTM322-01/9 turbo-shaft engines
Speed: 300 km/h (max)
Range: 800 km