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23 May 2019

Future-proofing Australia's aerial strike gap

The retirement of Australia’s fleet of F-111 tactical bombers in 2010 left Australia with a severely reduced aerial strike capability – the adven...
22 May 2019
Photo Essay: Australia’s air campaign – Operation OKRA
Operation OKRA is the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to the international effort to combat the Daesh (also known as ISIL) terrorist threat ...
20 May 2019
ARH Tiger helicopter reaches important milestone
The Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger has joined two MRH90 maritime support helicopters during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 20...
17 May 2019
Australia’s need for a ‘high-low’ air dominance capability mix
The decreasing cost of highly capable fighter aircraft is challenging the air dominance and air superiority capability of the F-35, reigniting debate...
16 May 2019
Local contractors secure work for RAAF Base Edinburgh
Assistant Minister for Defence David Fawcett has visited key capability works being delivered at RAAF Base Edinburgh by local contractors. ...
14 May 2019
Air combat storm ramps up in the Top End
Air combat training has ramped up in Darwin for the Royal Australian Air Force’s next generation of Air Warfare Instructors with the completion of ...
13 May 2019
Boeing shows off F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet concept
Boeing Corporation has showed off its concept of future F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet fighter aircraft during maritime exposition Sea-Air-Space 2019, ...
10 May 2019
Parts of Japan’s crashed F-35A recovered
Japan has confirmed it has recovered parts of the flight data recorder (FDR) from the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft that crashed a ...
10 May 2019
Increasing the strike and air-to-air combat capabilities of the F-35
Lockheed Martin has revealed a new weapon mounting rack to enable the F-35 A and C variants to carry two more missiles internally – increasing the a...
8 May 2019
RAAF Poseidon aircraft sharpen trident in AUSINDEX 2019
Australian and Indian Poseidon aircraft have worked together for the first time during the premier Australia-India military exercise. ...
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