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RAAF Starts Growler Training in the United States

RAAF Starts Growler Training in the United States

An important step in the introduction of the Royal Australian Air Force’s electronic warfare capability has commenced, with the first pilot instructor commencing flying on the EA-18G Growler in the United States. Flight Lieutenant Sean Rutledge has commenced training with […]


First F-35 for Australia Takes Shape In Fort Worth

First F-35 for Australia Takes Shape In Fort Worth

Lockheed Martin and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) celebrated the beginnings of the first F-35 Lightning II for Australia yesterday. The aircraft, designated as AU-1, officially began the mate process, where major components of the aircraft are joined together […]


2013 Defence White Paper: Australian Air Combat Capability

2013 Defence White Paper: Australian Air Combat Capability

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for Defence Stephen Smith today announced the steps the Government has taken to strengthen Australia’s air combat capability. The 2013 Defence White Paper highlights the strategic importance of a potent and flexible air combat […]


Australian F-18 Super Hornet Achieves Final Operational Capability

Australian F-18 Super Hornet Achieves Final Operational Capability

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) fleet of 24 F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft have achieved Final Operational Capability (FOC). This is a major milestone for the […]


Australia’s Future Air Capability

Australia’s Future Air Capability

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today provided an update on planning for Australia’s future Air Combat Capability. “Australia’s Air Combat Capability is a vital part of our national security framework. The Government will […]


Air Force Tanker Conducts Its First Exercise Pitch Black

Air Force Tanker Conducts Its First Exercise Pitch Black

Making its debut in a multi-national exercise, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed its KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport to RAAF Base Townsville for Exercise Pitch Black 12. Measuring 58 metres in length and with a wingspan of 60 […]


Wedgetail Aircraft Arrives in Alaska for Exercise Red Flag

Wedgetail Aircraft Arrives in Alaska for Exercise Red Flag

The Royal Australian Air Force’s Wedgetail aircraft is participating in the most advanced international air combat training activity, Exercise Red Flag in Alaska. Red Flag Alaska, led by the United States Pacific Air Forces Command is a large force employment […]


New Standalone Launching System Significantly Reduces Weapons Integration Costs

New Standalone Launching System Significantly Reduces Weapons Integration Costs

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the latest variant of its new launching system that maximizes the use of existing hardware and electronics to reduce the integration costs of weapons by more than 50 percent. During a May 5 test at the […]


Australian Air Force Picks C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlift

Australian Air Force Picks C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlift

Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, welcomes the decision taken by the Australian Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Materiel to purchase 10 new built Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlift aircraft at a cost of around 800 million Euro […]


 
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