Air

Defence has entered into a contract with Hawker Pacific as prime contractor for the delivery of a substantially upgraded version of the Air Combat Officer Training System.

Boeing has signed an agreement with the Commonwealth that consolidates current and future upgrades and sustainment for the life of the RAAF's fleet of six E-7A Wedgetail aircraft.

The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin have completed F-35 static, drop test, and durability testing and early results indicate a potential for an increased service life certification for the F-35A variant.

Schiebel Group has founded Schiebel Pacific to provide the Pacific region with a permanent program, logistics, and sales hub.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has announced the further expansion of Team Reaper Australia with the inclusion of Sentient Vision Systems.

The signing of two Defence Innovation Hub contracts to further develop unmanned aerial system (UAS) capabilities have been announced.

TAE Aerospace will develop a turbine engine maintenance facility in Bundamba, south-east Queensland, which will support in-country sustainment of Australia’s fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets.

Defence has confirmed that three of its C-27J Spartan battlefield airlift aircraft were affected by fuel contamination during the recent Pitch Black exercise, held in the NT in July and August.

Airbus’ Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to pilot an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, has risen in the stratosphere to a pressure altitude of over 62,000 feet.

The thunder of fighter jet afterburners over the Top End was silenced on August 16, with the conclusion of the last of around 1120 Pitch Black air combat missions.

The P-8A Poseidon simulator and training systems at RAAF Base Edinburgh, the largest outside the US, have been officially handed over to the RAAF.

The UK’s plans to acquire the Boeing E-7 aircraft came a step closer to reality in mid-July, with the arrival of the first three RAF personnel at Williamtown for training.

The RAAF has deployed its new C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter to the Top End for the first time.

CAE has been awarded a contract to provide the Royal NZ Air Force (RNZAF) with a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device.

The RAAF KC-30A tanker transport aircraft has delivered 100,000,000 pounds of fuel during air-to-air refuel missions on Operation OKRA in the Middle East.