11 May 2017
All in all, the government is doing exactly what it said it would under the 2016 White Paper, Defence Integrated Investment Plan and Defence Industry Policy Statement.
The tests took place in April at the Joint Proof and Experimental unit at Graytown in Victoria.
The RAAF have been instrumental in encouraging Airbus to develop the smart tanker.
Training requirements for the ADF’s plethora of new aircraft have prompted a move to a larger, ADF-wide service for the next contract.
Army has instigated a suspension of training activities across its combat brigades to review risk assessment processes and training safety management.
The investigations have given the service confidence the aircraft can be operated safely following a similar engine failure.
Acting on the information provided by the Orion, the French La Fayette-class frigate FS Surcouf boarded the first vessel.
10 May 2017
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