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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Navy, army helicopters proving difficult to operate in strong winds during sea trials on HMAS Canberra

NH90 NFHAustralia's new army and navy helicopters have been proving difficult to start and stop in strong winds.

The Defence Department has acknowledged there were problems with the MRH90 Taipans — a multi-role helicopter — during recent flight trials.

"Some issues were encountered starting and stopping rotors under certain environmental conditions," the Department said in a statement emailed to the ABC.

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