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Independent inquiry prepared to investigate MRH-90 Taipan crash

February 22 2024
Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force, James Gaynor, has appointed an independent inquiry into the MRH-90 Taipan helicopter crash during E...
Canada announces 800-drone donation to Ukraine
Canada has announced it will donate more than 800 multi-mission drones to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in their battle against Russia.
February 21 2024
New plans take off for Growler aircraft facility upgrades
The Australian federal government is investigating plans for the construction of new and upgraded facilities for EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft.
February 19 2024
Russian industry pushes for advanced drone training, UAV production
The Russian defence industry is moving forward with plans to open an advanced drone training program and increase its unmanned aerial vehicle production tenfold.
February 16 2024
New Hercules headed for Royal New Zealand Air Force
The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s first C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft has rolled off the production line in its official livery.
February 16 2024
Pratt & Whitney completes design review for next-gen fighter propulsion offering
Pratt & Whitney has successfully completed a critical assessment of its next-generation adaptive propulsion (NGAP) for the US Air Force’s next-generation air...
February 15 2024
Opposition issues ultimatum against MRH-90 Taipan disposal
The federal opposition has issued a “please explain” to the federal government over its handling of the decommissioned MRH-90 Taipan helicopter fleet.
February 15 2024
Australian F-35 Joint Strike Fighters continue technology refresh testing
The Australian Defence Force is likely to receive its next batch of new F-35A Joint Strike Fighters in the second half of this year, according to US defence prime Lockheed...
February 14 2024
USAF appoints Pacific Air Forces commander in regional leadership change
The US Air Force has officially appointed a new Pacific Air Forces commander during a change of command ceremony in Hawaii.
February 13 2024
‘Extremist’ DEI policy comes under review
UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps has promised a shake-up of HM Armed Force’s ethnicity, diversity and inclusivity policies, after it was revealed that the British Army...
February 12 2024