French Urgings Will Not Push Australia Into Keeping French-Taipan Helicopters If It Is Not in the National Interest: Defence Minister

Defence Minister Richard Marles has said French urgings to keep the Australian defence forces fleet of  Taipan helicopters will not be taken into consideration, and instead, the government will rely on what was the right thing to do for the nation’s interests.
Australia is currently reviewing the program and capability of its Taipan helicopters after well documented ongoing issues with the fleet’s operating costs, while France is urging for the program to stay.
“We’ve been really clear about the issues that we faced with the Taipans and we’re looking at ways in which we can make sure that we continue a troop carrying capability going forward in a way which delivers a value for money capability for the Australian Defence Force,” Marles told reporters….

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