Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

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 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 Edinburgh Air Show.

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the Air Show, which was held over the weekend, featured a wide range of ADF fast jet, transport and rotary wing aircraft.

Advertisement
Advertisement

“The Air Show is a rare opportunity for the public to experience ADF aircraft capability first-hand and meet the people who operate them,” Minister Reynolds said.

“RAAF Base Edinburgh is vital to Australia’s military intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare capabilities.

“Air Force’s newest maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, which calls Adelaide home, was on display, alongside jets such as F-18 Hornet Fighters.

“The Liberal and National government is investing $470 million to deliver new and upgraded facilities and significant airfield works at RAAF Base Edinburgh to support the introduction of the P-8A aircraft.”

Senator for South Australia David Fawcett served as an experimental test pilot and Commanding Officer at the Aircraft Research & Development Unit located at RAAF Base Edinburgh.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“RAAF Base Edinburgh has been an integral part of the Adelaide community for more than half a century,” Senator Fawcett said.

“This year’s Air Show commemorates 100 years since South Australian brothers, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith, made their first flight from England to Australia in a Vickers Vimy WWI Bomber aircraft in 1919.”

ADF showcases capability at Edinburgh Air Show
Edinburgh_Air_Show.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

The inaugural Defence Connect AIC Summit will place you with key decision-makers and stakeholders within the defence industry to discuss the government’s intention to improve AIC and increase the nation’s sovereign production, defence capability and resilience. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this event, register for free today to attend the live stream on 22 October. Register your interest to attend, visit: www.defenceconnect.com.au/aic-summit

more from defence connect

 University of Adelaide gears up to support AUKUS
Sep 20 2021
University of Adelaide gears up to support AUKUS
The university has committed to facilitating research initiatives in support of the nuclear submarine agreement. ...
Sep 20 2021
Continuity of Australian submarine capability must be assured
Former Royal Australian Navy officer Chris Skinner examines Australia’s new nuclear submarine program, comparing the program’...
Sep 20 2021
Babcock wins £110m UK defence contract
The global defence company has been tasked with delivering enhanced radio communications capability to the UK Armed Forces. ...