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Japan celebrates F-35 rollout

Kenji Wakamiya, Japan’s State Minister of Defense, addresses the ceremony audience as Japan’s first F-35A aircraft is revealed at the Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sep 23. Credit: Lockheed Martin

On September 23, senior Japanese and US government officials joined Lockheed Martin to celebrate the roll out of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II.

BAE Systems extends Seahawk support contract

BAE worker with Seahawk at Nowra

BAE Systems has been awarded a four-year extension to its Seahawk support contract, securing work at Nowra until December 2020.

Unmanned tiltrotor for Marines?

An Artist's render of a Bell V-247 Vigilant taking off from a US Navy LHD. Credit: Bell Helicopters/Textron

On 22 September, in anticipation of a US Marine Corps (USMC) requirement for a shipborne UAV capability, Bell Helicopter unveiled its unmanned V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor.

RAAF Hornets in Syrian bombing accident?

A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Super Hornet releases a Mark 82 bomb during Exercise Jericho Dawn held at Puckapunyal, Victoria earlier this year. Credit: Defence

RAAF F/A-18A Hornets may have been involved in an airstrike overnight in which Syrian Army soldiers were killed around the Dayr Az Zawr military airport in Syria's east.

Hobart put through her paces

NUSHIP Hobart departs the ASC facility at Osborne for her builder sea trials. Credit: AWD Alliance

This week Air Warfare Destroyer and future DDG39 NUSHIP Hobart has commenced her builders sea trials.

KAKADU returns to Top End

Canadian Navy ship, HMCS Vancouver prepares to berth behind Japanese Navy ship, JS Fuyuzuki at Fort Hill Wharf after arriving in Darwin to take part in Exercise KAKADU 2016. Credit: Defence

The Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise is set to commence this week off the coast of Darwin.

MoU signed between Navantia and AMC

(L-R) Professor Richard Coleman (UTAS), Associate Professor Jonathan Binns (UTAS) and Mr Francisco Barón (Managing Director, Navantia Australia). Credit: UTAS/AMC

A new agreement between the University of Tasmania's AMC and Navantia will unlock opportunities for collaboration in research and education.

Government announces EW boost for ADF

A navy sailor's EW branch badge. Credit: Defence

Government has approved a major new joint project worth $500 million over the life of the program, to boost the ADF's EW capability.

CV90 IFV for Land 400 makes debut

Credit: BAE Systems

BAE Systems’ Infantry Fighting Vehicle CV90 is debuting in Australia this week at Land Forces 2016.

New fleet of fuel tankers for ADF

The project will provide the ADF with a new fleet of high capacity tankers Credit: Defence.

Government is enhancing the capability of the ADF to support its vital air assets through the approval to purchase a new fleet of petrol tankers and refueling vehicles.

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