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It seems more likely to me that the Arafura class may embark UAV's - and even then probably not all the time.
So five new C-130J-30 Hercules via FMS sees to be the preferred option.
Quite a sensible choice for NZ in my view - commonality with the RAAF...
Well that makes the Austal submission for the FFG (X) the only one of the Littoral Combat ships put forward.
Lockheed Martin are not bidding their...
"Screaming Mimi" and "Moaning Minnie"
Unflattering but close to the mark
....and Melissa Price becomes Minister for Defence Industry and loses her cabinet position. Senator Nebelwerfer becomes Minister for Small and...
Gun numbers on the M777 are simply casualties waiting to happen in any peer conflict.
The choice of an armoured SPG was overdue ten...
Of course not, that was an assumption of mine.
But, what is the point of building the K9 for protected mobility artillery if you have to stand in...
Hadn't considered that.
I wonder if it is a pointer?
Just reflecting on the numbers that have been announced.
A greenfield site in Geelong will be selected to manufacture these vehicles - to...
I think that Ratheon's involvement was essential at the time because of the need for a networked digital terminal control system.
As far as I...
This program must have been in the works for some time if there is going to be a first flight next year,
Where will it be built?
ASRAAM - No - only integrated with the Classic Hornets.
The F/A 18F uses AIM-9X
Weapons: Missiles a big hit | ADM Sep 08 - Australian Defence Magazine
Boeing unveils ‘loyal wingman’ drone
I guess we all expect to see this development one day, but to see it announced at Avalon as an...
When James Cook anchored off Doubtful Sound - 9 miles offshore, he was awakened by the dawn chorus of NZ birdlife.
Introduced predators have...
That is a great shame - skills once lost, take a long time to replace from scratch.
I think that any submariners from Canada that want a career...
Great. Looks like the class will be named after historical personages
Interesting and a good choice. Are the individual boats names yet known?
Also has the Hunter Class series of names been made public?
They just flew over Port Macquarie NSW unless my eyes are worse than I thought.
Should be a good show down Williamtown way this morning
Excellent background information - than you Feanor.
I always appreciate your balanced and factual posts here.
Is this yet another delaying tactic by the Canadian gov't.
I find it hard to believe that the RAAF hornets are below the standard of the RCAF.