Air

A high-speed satellite communications (SATCOM) system has been installed on a second Air Force C-130J Hercules, providing in-flight internet connection to crew and passengers.

A Victorian small business will build the aircraft safety stands used in the maintenance of Air Force’s F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growler aircraft.

Army Aviation is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance with a few new helicopters on the horizon.

Babcock Australasia’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) contract with the Queensland Government has been extended by three years.

Boeing has confirmed that the Loyal Wingman aircraft recently moved under its own power for the first time.

RUAG Australia has been awarded full patent rights in Australia, Europe, the US and Canada for its “Methods for Treating Aircraft Structures”.

Babcock Australasia’s rotary wing contract with the Government of SA has been extended until October 2022.

Queensland will be the final production home for the Loyal Wingman unmanned defence aircraft.

A local Defence/industry team has come up with an innovative solution to a problem which, until now, has affected the serviceability of the air to air refuelling hoses fitted to the RAAF’s Airbus KC-30As.

How the RAAF sustains its various aircraft fleets largely depends upon the acquisition methodology of each platform, of which there are broadly three major types.

United States Air Force B-1B Lancers and B-2 Spirit bombers have recently participated in a combined US-Australia exercise in the Northern Territory.

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, successfully tested a second X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV), as well as the Gremlins airborne recovery system, last month.

Defence has confirmed that the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will increase the number of Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters based at the Army Aviation Training Centre at Oakey.

The RAAF’s 36 Squadron (36 SQN) has chosen Konica Minolta and MiR to explore the automation of the movement of aircraft parts.

Defence Science and Technology Group (DST), in partnership with BAE Systems Australia and BAE Systems UK, has recently validated the Hawk Lead In Fighter Trainer (LIFT) structure for 50,000 flight hours.

Infrastructure works to support RAAF’s incoming M-55A Peregrine EW aircraft under Air 555 Phase 1 remain on schedule despite the pandemic, according to Defence.