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5 Feb 2019

US Air Force pursuit of weaponised hypersonics gathers pace

Following recent advancements by peer adversaries like Russia and China, the US Air Force has redoubled efforts to develop weaponised hypersonic capab...
4 Feb 2019
Balancing legacy and 5th-gen capabilities: On Point with AIRCDRE Kitcher
The introduction of fifth-generation capabilities like the F-35 is changing the nature of the RAAF. Balancing the different operating and sustainment...
4 Feb 2019
Potential civilian casualty incident in Mosul identified by Defence
The Department of Defence has confirmed that an Australian airstrike or nearby Coalition airstrikes in the Al Shafaar neighbourhood of Mosul on 13 Jun...
1 Feb 2019
Lockheed Martin rolls out the Netherlands’ first F-35
The Netherlands’ first operational F-35 has been rolled out in front of government and aerospace industry officials at Lockheed Martin’s facility ...
30 Jan 2019
RAAF to demonstrate air combat capabilities at Red Flag 2019
The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed more than 370 personnel and eight aircraft to participate in the world’s most complex air warfare traini...
29 Jan 2019
Enhancing the capabilities of Australia’s Super Hornets with Block III upgrades
Boeing’s Block III upgrades for the Super Hornet platform will enhance the interoperablity of 4th and 5th generation strike and air combat capabili...
29 Jan 2019
CAE secures contract to support UK Protector RPAS system
CAE has been awarded a contract with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc to support synthetic training for the UK’s fleet of Protector RG Mk1 b...
25 Jan 2019
Photo essay: The history of Australia’s fifth-generation F-35s
The F-35 program has been billed as the next generation of both Australia’s defence industry and air combat capability. Take a closer look at the st...
24 Jan 2019
PODCAST: How a changing ADF will shape the benchmarks that Air Combat Group strives to achieve, AIRCDRE Mike Kitcher, Air Combat Group – RAAF
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, recorded on-site at the RAAF Base Williamtown, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Air Commodore Mike Kitch...
24 Jan 2019
Australia's first F-35s take to the skies to begin flying operations
The Royal Australian Air Force has announced the first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft have begun flying operations out of RAAF Base Williamto...
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