Lieutenant General Angus Campbell will be Chief of the Army from May 16.

New Chiefs for Army, Air Force

Lieutenant General Angus Campbell DSC, AM will be appointed Chief of the Army from May 16, while Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Davies AO, CSC, promoted to Air Marshal, will be appointed Chief of the Air Force on July 4.

Japan’s new largest warship joins fleet

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Force has taken delivery of a helicopter carrier vessel that is its largest warship since World War II.

Sub Summit launches in Adelaide

The Royal United Service Institute’s national Sub Summit kicked off in Adelaide this morning (Wednesday) with more than 200 delegates hearing from both sides of politics, the DMO and the head of the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine Program in the first morning.

USAF steps up T-38 trainer replacement

The United States Air Force has moved one step closer to replacing its venerable supersonic T-38 Talon advanced jet trainer aircraft, releasing requirements for the “T-X” program that could see 350 aircraft acquired to replace the 438 Talons.

Airbus, KAI to partner on Korean light helicopter

Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will together develop two five-ton helicopters based on the Airbus H155 Dauphin, to fill South Korea’s need for both a civil and light armed military helicopter in the class.
Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson (right) has become Australia’s first F-35A pilot.

First F-35A flight for Australian pilot

Australia’s first F-35A pilot, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, took his first flight in an F-35A aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, United States on March 17.

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