Air

According to GA-ASI CEO Linden Blue the technology will provide long-range patrol and relay capabilities to the MQ-9 to augment maritime mission sets

The Commonwealth plans acquisition of seven MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft under Project Air 7000 Phase 1B.

The RAAF and USN have signed a MoU to jointly develop the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (NGJ-MB) capability.

Lockheed Martin Australia is responsible for identifying potential suppliers with the ability to develop, integrate, build, supply and maintain capabilities and elements within Australia.

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target on Saturday in the first-ever MSE test from a remote launcher.

Manufacturer of ejection seats Martin-Baker has opened an Australian field office at Williamtown as part of its commitment to supporting the F-35 in the Asia Pacific region.

Ghosthawk will replace existing mission information systems with an integrated, next generation intelligence support system capable of collecting, manipulating and disseminating data to pilots and their aircraft.

Chemring shares a keen desire with DST Group to further work the two organisations have already done in the air-launched countermeasures space.

In December one of Australia’s two F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters notched up an important milestone with the first release of a Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB).

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Gavin 'Leo' Davies has described the implementation of the new Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASR) as a ‘seminal moment’, which has fundamentally changed the way military aviation safety is overseen.

The system will address the emerging, advanced threats and increased threat density using the latest Active Electronically Scanned Array.

In essence, the Plan Jericho vision is to develop a future force that is agile and adaptive, fully immersed in the information age and truly joint

With the first Australian F-35As due to arrive in December 2018, work is continuing apace to prepare facilities and systems for the fifth generation fighters. ADM spoke with some key people, including JSF Division head AVM Leigh Gordon, for an update on progress.

From the time of their arrival in the Middle East in late September 2014 to the end of December 2016, the eight aircraft attached to the Australian Air Task Group (ATG) in the Middle East flew some 3,200 combat missions totalling more than 26,000 flight hours

With small, commercially available drones or UASs (unmanned aerial systems – ADM’s preferred term) featuring high up on the Christmas wish lists last year, it's no wonder that the threat posed by them to security and safety is being taken seriously, with two counter-UAS security companies listing on the ASX in just the past year.