strike & air combat
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...
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...
10 Dec 2018
F-35 countdown: JSF Joint Program Office kicks off mission capability test
The F-35 program has reached another milestone with the start of formal initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) to measure the effectiven...
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...
30 Nov 2018
Northrop announces team and tech demo to upgrade US and Aussie Growlers
Northrop Grumman has announced a series of milestones in the company’s support of lethality enhancements of US and Australian E/A-18G Growler elect...
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