19 Jan 2017
When the first two Joint Strike fighters arrive, two fully-equipped F-35A airframe support bays will be awaiting them.
The Defence Industrial Capability Assessment Survey is a critical tool that will be used to facilitate the delivery of Australia’s first ten-year Defence Industry Capability Plan.
Preparatory work on HMAS Perth began at the BAE Systems Australia shipyard in Henderson, WA in December 2016.
Australia is likely to be one of the first customers.
The Joint Program Office has claimed there were no surprises and that significant progress was made maturing and proving the capability of the aircraft in 2016.
The agreement will provide the Australian MRTT program with improved access to an experienced, world-class aftermarket organisation.
The Joint Strike Missile (JSM) earmarked for Australian F-35s has successfully completed a flight test in the US.
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