$360m Romeo upgrades to stay in sync with US

The RAN received the last MH-60R Romeo Seahawk in September 2016; one of the 24 delivered is seen here testing the new Airborne Low Frequency Sensor (ALFS) system or dipping sonar. Credit: Defence

Australia has been approved by the US State Department for a $360 million upgrade program for the 24 recently delivered MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters nearing full operational capability with the RAN.

Hunter at vanguard of NSW defence stimulus

Credit: Defence

With a speakers list that encompasses uniforms, politics and industry, the HunterNet Defence conference provides an excellent forum for collaboration and information sharing outside the usual capital city environment.

Enhanced SM-6 adds terminal phase BMD to repertoire

A medium-range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, during Flight Test Standard Missile-27 Event 2 on August 29. Credit: USN Latonja Martin

The terminal phase capability in the SM-6 is a secondary function of the weapon that is designed primarily for traditional air and cruise missile threats.

UTC/Rockwell Collins merger set to shake up aerospace supply chain

Boeing said in an emailed statement it was skeptical the deal would be in the best interest of – or add value to – its customers and industry.

Team Reaper expands AIC for Air 7003

An MQ-9 Reaper RPAS on display at the Avalon Airshow. Credit:
ADM (Patrick Durrant)

Membership has now increased to nine with the addition of TAE Aerospace, Rockwell Collins, Ultra Electronics Australia, Airspeed and Quickstep Holdings.

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