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strike & air combat

11 Nov 2019

Balancing the need for air dominance, long-range strike and airlift in a contested environment

The nation’s long-vaunted strategic “sea-air gap” moat is shrinking, placing increased pressure on the tactical and strategic capabilities of th...
11 Nov 2019
ADF showcases capability at Edinburgh Air Show
The Australian Defence Force has showcased its most advanced military aircraft and technologies at Adelaide’s RAAF Base Edinburgh at the 2019 Edinbu...
11 Nov 2019
Northrop Grumman delivers 500th AESA radar for F-35 program
Northrop Grumman has confirmed delivery of its 500th AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array fire-control radar for the Lockheed Martin F-35 L...
6 Nov 2019
US seemingly confirms potential for Aussie B-21 participation
A little over a month ago, Defence Connect revealed what at the time seemed like a slip of the tongue by the head of the US Air Force’s Global Str...
6 Nov 2019
RAAF flight test engineers critical to 5th-gen air force capabilities
As the Royal Australian Air Force transitions to an integrated fifth-generation fighting force, flight test engineers with the Aircraft Research and ...
5 Nov 2019
Former Defence chiefs call for greater level of Aussie strategic strike
Retired Air Marshal Leo Davies and his immediate predecessor, Air Marshal (Ret’d) Geoff Brown, have seemingly rocked the boat with calls for the g...
5 Nov 2019
Indonesia’s Air Force signals intention to use ‘best of both worlds’
Indonesia’s Chief of Air Force has confirmed that Australia’s neighbour will push ahead to attempt to purchase new F-16 fighter jets from the US, ...
4 Nov 2019
Netherlands receives first F-35 for operational use
“We’ve got him!” declared the Dutch Ministry of Defence after the arrival of the country’s first operationally-assigned Lockheed Martin F-35A ...
1 Nov 2019
Japan gets go ahead for F-15 upgrades
Japan will upgrade 98 of its ageing F-15 Eagle interceptors after the US State Department approved the $4.5 billion request. ...
1 Nov 2019
Unit price drop for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin have finalised a US$34 billion agreement for the production and delivery of 478 F-35s at the lowest ...

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