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11 Dec 2018
Lethal, survivable and connected: Introducing the RAAF’s F-35s
It is the next generation of air combat fighters and the future face of the Royal Australian Air Force and now, it will permanently call Australia hom...
11 Dec 2018
Industry welcomes JSF
The defence industry has welcomed the arrival of Australia’s first two F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Williamtown, which is estimated to bring $6-9 b...
10 Dec 2018
F-35s touch down
Defence Connect can confirm that the first two of Australia’s planned 72 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters have successfully landed at RAAF Base Williamtow...
7 Dec 2018
F-35 countdown: 3 days to go
The clock is ticking down to the arrival of the Air Force's first two F-35s, which are on track to arrive at RAAF Base Williamtown on Monday. Here is...
6 Dec 2018
F-35 countdown: Williamtown ‘buzzing’ ahead of arrival
In just four days, Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown will receive Australia’s first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) and the atmosphe...
5 Dec 2018
F-35 countdown: JSF as a node for distributed lethality and situational awareness
The F-35’s network-centric capabilities will reshape the way the ADF identifies, categorises and prosecutes actions against targets, with the F-35 a...
4 Dec 2018
F-35 countdown: Changing the way the Air Force flies, fights and wins
F-35 is billed as a catalyst for the fifth-generation revolution, changing the face and capability of the Air Force and wider ADF. For Air Commodore M...
3 Dec 2018
F-35 countdown: Putting the strike in Joint Strike Fighter
A key selling point of the F-35 was its role as a ‘strike’ fighter. For Australia, the F-35 will provide an unprecedented combination of low-obse...
30 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: RAAF maintenance training gets underway at Williamtown ITC
RAAF maintainers have kicked off their support training at the Williamtown Integrated Training Centre (ITC), as the arrival of Australia’s first two...
29 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: Lower simulator cost to support pilot training and mission readiness
Lockheed Martin has announced a price reduction for the F-35’s Full Mission Simulator (FMS) by US$3 million per unit, enabling F-35 pilots to get co...
28 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: Industrial collaboration key to success
As a global project, the F-35 is dependent upon industrial collaboration and coordination. RUAG Australia has built on past success with the Air Force...
27 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: Royal Navy completes carrier flight tests
The Royal Navy has completed flight tests for the F-35B aboard Britain’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, highlighting the opportunities f...
26 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: Providing SMEs with a pathway to global expansion
The global supply chain supporting the F-35 has rapidly grown over the life of the project. For Australia-based Heat Treatment Australia, the F-35 pro...
23 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: Deployable cabins ready to support JSF operations
The Department of Defence has formally accepted the first two deployable cabins for Australia’s F-35A fleet, which were delivered by Lockheed Mart...
22 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: USAF highlight surge capability of fifth-gen platform
The US Air Force has unveiled the rapid deployment capability of the F-35 at a major tactical and support exercise in Utah. The first-ever F-35 ‘ele...
21 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: Fifth-gen training VR for the future fighter
Virtual reality (VR) is now reshaping the training environment for Australia’s F-35, enabling improved aircraft familiarisation and task training fo...
20 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: Developing Australia’s advanced manufacturing capability
As production for the F-35 continues to ramp up, the advanced materials that give the fifth-generation fighter its stealth capabilities are serving a...
19 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: BAE and keeping the fifth-gen fighter mission capable
As part of the global supply chain, BAE Systems Australia is playing a key role in keeping Australia’s F-35s operational and in the air. This indust...
15 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: Regional maintenance hub to drive industry growth
Australia’s participation with the global F-35 program has seen Queensland-based TAE Aerospace establish itself as the regional hub for complex engi...
14 Nov 2018
F-35 countdown: One platform, many weapons
Fifth-generation combat capability requires similarly capable weapons. Raytheon will be providing Australia’s F-35s with the tactical edge they nee...
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