The ADF's MRH-90 Taipan helicopters have been grounded due to a problem that 'relates to the application of the helicopter’s maintenance policy in the helicopter’s IT support system'.
In a statement also provided to other media outlets, Defence said flying operations will cease while the issue is remediated.
"Defence has temporarily suspended flying operations of the MRH-90 helicopter fleet," a spokesperson said. "The fleet was suspended as a safety precaution. The issue relates to the application of the helicopter’s maintenance policy in the helicopter’s IT support system.
"Defence and Airbus Australia Pacific are currently working collaboratively to remediate this issue. Work continues to end this suspension as soon as possible. Army and Navy aviation will continue to support their exercise and operational commitments with Tiger, Chinook, Black Hawk and Sea Hawk helicopters."
Defence declined to respond to additional questions.
A similar incident occured in 2019 after an MRH-90 conducted a precautionary landing on HMAS Adelaide.
ADM will continue to cover this story as it develops.