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21 Sep 2018

F-35A JSF could triple expected lifetime

The F-35A variant of the Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter that Australia is buying could remain in service far longer than the anticipated 8,000 flig...
21 Sep 2018
Public accounts committee concerned about progress of Army ARH
The parliamentary joint committee of public accounts says it’s concerned that the Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) project has r...
19 Sep 2018
Challenging times ahead as complex task of long-term F-35 support and sustainment begins
Australia’s first two F-35 Lightning II aircraft arrive in Australia in December, with 70 to follow, along with a commitment to long-term support t...
17 Sep 2018
ROK plans to upgrade maritime surveillance with Poseidon aircraft
South Korea is the latest regional nation to look to upgrade its surveillance capability, seeking to buy six of the latest Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircra...
13 Sep 2018
RAAF’s new F-35 Lightning aircraft set to make cameo at Pitch Black 2020
The new F-35 Lightning aircraft weren’t in Australia in time for Pitch Black 2018, but they are likely to make an appearance next time at Pitch Blac...
13 Sep 2018
Australian Airbus instructor hits Tiger and Taipan milestones
An Australian flying instructor has become the first pilot in the world to achieve 1,000 flight hours on both the ARH Tiger and the NH90, known as the...
12 Sep 2018
Lockheed F-35 US exec backs Aussie supply chain
Australian firms supplying components for the F-35 Lightning fighter aircraft stand head and shoulder above their peers and Lockheed Martin’s job wo...
12 Sep 2018
Japan set to buy more Hawkeye AEW&C aircraft to boost regional surveillance
With their region increasingly unstable, Japan is looking to substantially expand its fleet of airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft...
11 Sep 2018
NSW counter-drone company recognised for innovation
NSW-based counter-drone company DroneShield has dominated the 2018 Industry Innovation Awards at the Land Forces 2018 defence expo, taking out the Sma...
11 Sep 2018
RAAF Orions head north to help with enforcing sanctions on North Korea
Australia is sending a pair of AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to help enforce United Nations sanctions on North Korea. ...
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