Air

New Zealand’s Defence Minister Ron Mark announced this week that the Coalition government has selected the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to fulfil its Future Air Surveillance Capability (FASC) requirements.

Providing a workforce with both technical and enterprise skills has long been on the agenda of RDA Hunter’s STEM Workforce initiatives, as has working with industry partners like Boeing.

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has signed a contract worth 700 million NOK (AUD$ 116 million) with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency for JSM test missiles for the integration phase on the F-35.

Triton has reached a significant milestone with the government investing $1.4 billion to acquire the first of six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft through a cooperative program with the United States Navy.

Australia will upgrade facilities at the Royal Malaysian Air Force Base Butterworth and further deepen its strategic relationship with Malaysia.

Lockheed Martin's F-35A has been used in combat for the first time during an Israeli operation in the Middle East.

The commencement of Aviation Australia’s first Western Australian aircraft maintenance training course has begun at the new Jandakot facility.

Embraer’s KC-390 multi-role airlifter program suffered another significant setback on May 5.

Aviation Australia has partnered with one of the premier aerospace colleges in the US, Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC), to deliver the first Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) maintenance training program in Australia.

One of the world’s largest aircraft has landed at RAAF Base Williamtown today carrying the first delivery of Australia’s state of the art training equipment for the Joint Strike Fighter.

The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of AH-1Z ‘Viper’ attack helicopters to Bahrain for an estimated cost of $911.4 million.

The F-35 Joint Program Office has awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.4 billion sustainment contract to support operations for the F-35 fleet around the globe despite government concerns on costs.

The RAAF is a very fine air force, skilled and experienced, well on its way to becoming a true fifth generation force and either equipped with or set to acquire some very advanced platforms. But what if things don’t go to plan?

Defence scientists will use a retired US Navy Seahawk helicopter to develop fatigue testing technologies, which could transform how military helicopters are managed.

An unnamed Asian nation has contracted Rheinmetall to supply advanced air defence technology.