Air

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.

The Indian Air Force is participating in Exercise Pitch Black, the RAAF’s premier air combat exercise, with aircraft for the very first time.

Chemring Australia and Quickstep Holdings Ltd have secured funding for product development and cost reduction initiatives for F-35 Lightning II countermeasure flares.

The Indian Air Force is participating in Exercise Pitch Black for the first time.

Airways, NZ’s air navigation service provider, has selected the VCS-4G IP-based voice communications system from Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) for air traffic control (ATC) communications in NZ airspace.

Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon have informally agreed a price for the next batch of US F-35s. Yet even as costs lower, the program is still grappling with availability issues.

General Atomics has been selected to provide Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper medium altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAS to the Dutch military following news that the platform will be capable of using GPS and Europe’s Galileo satnav system.

UMS Skeldar has confirmed that its global focus on maritime applications is to be spearheaded by the Skeldar V-200B.

Despite anecdotal reports Army's Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) is a potent battlefield capability which has earned the respect of both its crew and the land force it supports, it would seem-someone senior in Defence or Government, or perhaps both, wants to kill the program.

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.