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First Airbus Military A330 MRTT for Australia

First Airbus Military A330 MRTT for Australia

The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT new generation tanker/transport for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has left Madrid at 10h00 local time on its ferry flight to Australia. Designated the KC-30A in RAAF service, the aircraft is scheduled to […]


RAAF Facing More Delays for New Stealth Fighter, Report warns

RAAF Facing More Delays for New Stealth Fighter, Report warns

THE RAAF will have to wait seven years before the long-delayed Joint Strike Fighter enters service, a key national defence think tank has warned. First deliveries of the troubled US-built stealth fighter were originally promised to start next year. In […]


More Bushmasters for Afghanistan

More Bushmasters for Afghanistan

The Australian Government has approved the purchase of an additional 101 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles to support Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations in Afghanistan. Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare announced the purchase today. […]


Australian Amphibious Ship Update

Australian Amphibious Ship Update

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today provided an update on the Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship capability. Purchase of Largs Bay The Government announced on 6 April that Australia had been successful in […]


Boeing Delivers Super Hornet Trainers to Royal Australian Air Force

Boeing Delivers Super Hornet Trainers to Royal Australian Air Force

Boeing today announced it has completed delivery of six F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircrew and maintenance trainers to the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland. “These are the first Super Hornet training devices for a Foreign Military Sale […]


Australian Strategic Reform Program

Australian Strategic Reform Program

The Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and the Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced additional Strategic Reform Program (SRP) initiatives and the first set of further accountability and procurement reforms for Defence. The reforms will enhance Defence management […]


Last WWI combatant dies in Australia

Last WWI combatant dies in Australia

Briton Claude Choules, the final World War I combat veteran, has died aged 110 in Australia, the last of more than 70 million military personnel mobilised during the conflict. Blind and almost totally deaf, Choules, nicknamed “Chuckles”, died at his […]


Australian Herons Achieve Record Flying Hours

Australian Herons Achieve Record Flying Hours

The fourth rotation (ROT 4) of Australia’s Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Detachment in Kandahar, Afghanistan, has set a unit record for monthly flying hours. Commanding Officer Heron RPA Detachment – ROT 4 Wing Commander Greg Wells said his personnel […]


Diagnostic Review of MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter Program

Diagnostic Review of MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter Program

A full diagnostic review of the MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter Program has now been completed. The review was ordered in February by the Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and the Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare to address delays to […]


 
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