First Poseidon touches down

The old and the new. An AP-3C and the first of the aircraft that will replace it – the Boeing P-8A Poseidon at RAAF Fairbairn, Canberra. Credit: Defence

The first of 12 Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force touched down in Canberra on November 15.

Embraer pitches KC-390, E190-E2 for RNZAF requirements

A Brazilian Air Force KC-390 at Embraer’s test airfield at Gavião Peixoto. Credit: Nigel Pittaway

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has responded to the NZ Government’s recent RFI for solutions to its FAMC requirement. Premium

SIA discusses transition to Future Submarine

Collins class submarine HMAS Waller in foreground with HMAS Otama and USS Los Angeles steaming ahead during Ex Lungfish in 1999. Credit: Defence

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett was proud to highlight the successes of the Collins class enterprise over the last two years as “availability is a stepping stone to capability”.

Land 400/2 AIC showcase hits the road

Rheinmetall's Boxer CRV (L) will be put through its paces along with the BAE Systems/Patria AMV35 (R) for the Land 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle contract.

Australian companies are being given the chance to win work on the multi-billion dollar Land 400 Phase 2 armoured vehicle program during a series of workshops to be held nationwide in 11 cities. Premium

ADF satcoms update from MilCIS

The Department of Defence Wideband Global Satellite 6 (WGS6) satellite as it’s being connected to the launch vehicle in preparation for take off. Credit: Defence

At MilCIS the Head of ICT Operations in CIO Group gave a ‘state of the union’ update on satcoms and various comms programs in particular.

Super Hornets complete first major upgrade

Commanding Officer, Air Combat Electronic Attack System Program Office, Wing Commander Todd Winterford congratulates Boeing Defence Australia Program Manager Australian F/A-18F Super Hornet Mr. Chris Gray and his team on completing the Increment 1 Spiral upgrade to Super Hornet A44-203. Credit: Defence.

The Electronic Attack Enterprise team, consisting of Air Force, CASG, Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) and Raytheon Australia have completed the first step in an upgrade of the F/A18E/F Super Hornet. Premium

NZ releases Defence Capability Plan

RNZAF NH-90s have been busy this week assisting the relief efforts near Kaikoura after the earthquake on Monday. Credit: RNZAF

Yesterday NZ Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee launched the NZ Defence Capability Plan 2016, detailing the $NZ20 billion investment in capability needed out to 2030.

More cyber security recruits needed: survey

Young women are less aware of cyber security roles and less prepared to take up such opportunities

A survey has illuminated the need to more aggressively introduce the concept of cyber careers to the nation’s younger generations. Premium

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