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3 Jun 2019

Air Force recapitalisation and is the air force big enough?

Like its counterparts, the Royal Australian Air Force is undergoing a period of unprecedented modernisation and expansion. However, as regional air fo...
31 May 2019
Lockheed Martin delivers more F-35A JSF aircraft for Australia
Two additional F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft have been delivered by Lockheed Martin to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, US, fo...
28 May 2019
Air Force wraps up in Top End skies
More than 2,000 personnel, 100 aircraft and the next generation of Air Force Air Warfare Instructors have returned to their home bases after being te...
27 May 2019
RAAF begins C-17A Assault landings
No. 36 Squadron’s C-17A Globemaster III has played a key role in the early stages of Exercise Diamond Storm in the Northern Territory by facilitatin...
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 ...
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