Avalon delivers thunder downunder

An Air Force F-35A Lightning II arrives at Avalon for the 2017 Australian International Airshow. Credit: Defence

The 13th biennial Avalon International Airshow certainly upped the ante in all respects last week.

First two PC-21s arrive in RAAF colours

One of the two Pilatus PC-21s on display at the International Airshow at Avalon 2017. Credit: ADM (Patrick Durrant)

The PC-21 is expected to commence flying operations at RAAF East Sale in mid-2017. Premium

STEM initiatives to entice Avalon youth

Generation Beyond is Lockheed Martin's STEM education initiative. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Inspiring young visitors to consider future STEM careers was a concurrent underlying theme at the international Avalon airshow last week. Premium

WA space radar achieves FOC

The United States Air Force (USAF) C-Band Radar AN/FPS-34 used to track satellites, now situated in Exmouth, WA.

The joint initiative between the USAF and Australia originated from AUSMIN discussions dating back to 2010. Premium

New Satcom terminals for ABF

The ABF's Cape class patrol boat Cape St George. Eight of the ABF's vessels have been fitted with the new terminals. Credit: Austal

Eight maritime vessels have recently been fitted with new Cobra-class satellite communications terminals

AAE awarded top certification for Helo MRO

Defence Minister Marise Payne meets Colin Johnston and his son Adam (Engineering Manager for AAE) at the NSW stand at the Avalon Airshow. Credit: AAE

The Part 145 certification, which is aligned with EASA and FAA regulations, makes AAE one of only two companies in Australia certified at that level for helicopter maintenance. Premium

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