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2 May 2019

Milestone achieved in combat capability for F-35 program

US Air Force Command has confirmed that two F-35A Lightning II fighter jets have conducted an air strike against Daesh targets in Iraq, marking the fi...
1 May 2019
Australian Growlers achieve initial operating capability
In a major milestone for the development of a fifth-generation Royal Australian Air Force, Australia’s fleet of EA-18G Growler electronic attack air...
29 Apr 2019
Lockheed Martin inaugurates new F-16 production line
Lockheed Martin has hosted a ceremony in Greenville, South Carolina, to celebrate its new F-16 production line. ...
29 Apr 2019
Pentagon confident of finding missing F-35 before China and Russia
The US has poured cold water on the possibility of global competitors locating Japan’s missing F-35A Lightning II aircraft before its own search par...
26 Apr 2019
Reach out and touch someone: Indo-Pacific Asia’s tactical and strategic bombers
Long-range strike aircraft, ranging from tactical to strategic bombers, provide nations with potent power projection and deterrence capabilities. The ...
23 Apr 2019
Fifth-generation fighters and the keys to regional dominance
As the fifth-generation revolution continues to transform Australian and allied air forces, regional air forces have been modernising and expanding t...
17 Apr 2019
Higher, faster, further – The pursuit of next-generation fighter dominance
While F-35 production ramps up, American and European research and development efforts have turned to a next generation of air supremacy aircraft with...
16 Apr 2019
Integrated air power and special forces as force multipliers in Australia Forward
Long-range air power and integrated air defence have long served as two powerful force multipliers in developing a balanced continental defence and ...
16 Apr 2019
From Stuka to the Apache, Tiger and B-1: The role of close air support as a force multiplier
With screaming sirens, the infamous diving Stuka set the standard for combined arms close air support operations. While techniques and technology have...
15 Apr 2019
Photo Essay: RAAF training capabilities on show
The Royal Australian Air Force was able to show off 15 different aircraft in its fleet at the Avalon Airshow, including four different planes used fo...
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