BAE Systems preps for Williamtown F-35 maintenance

BAE Systems Australia F-35 Campaign lead Andrew Gresham at the southern hangar currently used for Hawk maintenace but to soon to be re-purposed for the F-35 airframe MRO&U work. Credit: BAE Systems Australia (Kaye Noske)

When the first two Joint Strike fighters arrive, two fully-equipped F-35A airframe support bays will be awaiting them.

Time running out for capability assessment survey

Industry's unique perspective is vital to the success of the initiative. Credit: Defence

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. Premium

ANZACs commence AMCAP upgrades

HMAS Perth was the first ship of its class to complete a 17-month anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) upgrade in June 2011.

Preparatory work on HMAS Perth began at the BAE Systems Australia shipyard in Henderson, WA in December 2016. Premium

SM-6 cleared for international sale

An SM-6 missile launched from USS John Paul Jones during testing last year.

Australia is likely to be one of the first customers.

JPO heralds F-35 2016 achievements

US Air Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida. Credit: USAF via Master SGT John R. Nimmo Sr.

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. Premium

KC-30A through life support contracts signed

A RAAF KC-30A during air-to-air refuelling trials.

The agreement will provide the Australian MRTT program with improved access to an experienced, world-class aftermarket organisation. Premium

JSM completes long range flight test

A US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon carries a developmental test version of Joint Strike Missile en route to its release point 20,000 feet above the Utah Test and Training Range west of Salk Lake City.

The Joint Strike Missile (JSM) earmarked for Australian F-35s has successfully completed a flight test in the US. Premium

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