Hornet, Growler sustainment contract announced

No. 6 Squadron aircraft technicians perform corrosion inspections on the wing of an F/A-18F Super Hornet at RAAF Base Amberley. The contract will see Boeing Defence Australia provide sustainment services for an initial five year period. Credit: Defence

Christopher Pyne has announced the signing of a new $264 million contract to provide ongoing sustainment services for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the newly acquired EA-18G Growler fleets. Premium

Fourth- and fifth-generation fighters linked in LVC first

An F-22 Raptor preparing to refuel. The F-22s will conduct integrated training activities with the RAAF’s 75 Squadron F/A-18A/B Hornets along with ground assets and personnel. Credit: USAF Senior Airman Justin Hodge

Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force have achieved the first integration of fifth- and fourth-generation fighter aircraft during a live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training event. Premium

ASC moves closer to digital shipyard status

ASC shipyard workers conduct heavy maintenance on the bow and torpedo tubes of a Collins class submarine during a full cycle docking. Maintenance work will be optimised by the upgrade of the virtual shipyard system. Credit: ASC David Evans

Submarine builder and maintainer ASC will become the first Australian company to upgrade to a ‘virtual shipyard’ system. Premium

Update on ADF core simulation capability

The contractor will be required to deliver an end-to-end Simulation-enabled Collective Training (SeCT) service. Credit: Defence

A recent enquiry into JP9711 Phase 1 Core Simulation Capability (CSimC) Project revealed the program is currently in the risk mitigation and requirements setting phase. Premium

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Land 2072 lab opens in Brisbane

RADM Tony Dalton (Centre) at the official opening of the lab last week. Credit: BDA

The Boeing laboratory in Brisbane that will form a crucial role in delivering the Land 2072 Phase 2B digital communication system has been officially opened.

Navy gas turbine housings upgraded

The LM2500: the RAN is a prolific user of the gas turbine. Credit: GE

General Electric Marine Solutions has embarked on a program that will inject updated technology into the LM2500 gas turbine module system and reduce enclosure weight by approximately 50 per cent. Premium

M777 ULACs keep the powder dry

Australian Army unit load ammunition containers (ULACs) in a warehouse ready for delivery to artillery soldiers for the safe transport and storage of projectiles in the field. Credit: Defence

CASG together with BAE Systems Australia have delivered an essential ammunition capability to the ADF, three months ahead of schedule. Premium