Australian Tigers in Exercise Griffin Guns


Australian Army personnel from 1st Aviation Regiment ‘bombed’ up their Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters with 30mm ammunition, 70mm rockets and Hellfire missiles to practise their gunnery skills as part of Exercise Griffin Guns.

Exercise Griffin Guns was conducted at Robertson Barracks and Mount Bundey training area in the Northern Territory from late-February to 31 March 2022.

Exercise Griffin Guns is a vital training activity for both ground and air crews to ensure personnel are qualified and proficient in their jobs to support a wide range of Australian Defence Force operations. 1st Aviation Regiment is one of Army’s three aviation regiments and provides aerial reconnaissance and fire support.

1st Aviation Regiment reports to Headquarters 16th Aviation Brigade, which is part of Army Aviation Command.

1st Aviation Regiment was originally formed on 26 April 1966 as 1st Division Army Aviation Regiment and was redesignated as 1st Aviation Regiment on 31 March 1967.

Apr 21, 2022