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Boeing to upgrade F/A-18 maintenance trainers

Boeing will update two maintenance trainers for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) so they better support the RAAF’s F/A-18F and EA-18G aircraft.

Helicopter expands Nova’s UK services

Aerospace and professional services provider Nova Systems has acquired an Airbus Helicopter H135 to provide the option of low cost and reliable flight trials for UK government and industry clients.

Jet fuel study reveals cell changes

A Department of Defence study in to the effects of jet fuel and solvents on the health of former F-111 Deseal/Reseal Defence personnel has revealed cellular changes in those studied, but not of a type expected to have immediate or adverse effects on their health.

ADF ramps up Nepal relief

The Australian Defence Force has ramped up support for the victims of the Nepal earthquake with a second Royal Australian Air Force C-17A strategic airlift aircraft supporting the delivery of aid assistance.

Rheinmetall upgrades German NH90 simulators

Rheinmetall is upgrading three German NH90 helicopter technical simulators with additional software modules from its Asterion product line.

FAC guides F-35 with FireStorm

A ground based British Forward Air Controller has guided an F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter digitally for the first time, using a Rockwell Collins FireStorm targeting system.

Axalta to supply paint for Land 121 Phase 3

Axalta Coating Systems Australia will provide paint and coating products for over 2,500 military logistic vehicles under the LAND 121 Phase 3B defence program

Joint helicopter support centre for Brisbane

Airbus and the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) will jointly staff a helicopter support centre in Brisbane, to optimise capability for the Australian Defence Force’s fleets of ARH Tiger and MRH90 Taipan helicopters.

First airborne unmanned refuelling in history

Northrop Grumman’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air Systems Demonstrator (UCAS-D) has become the first unmanned aircraft in history to refuel in flight.

Triton flies with new radar

A US Navy MQ-4C Triton UAS has completed its inaugural flight with a new radar, a Multi-Function Active Sensor expected to greatly increase maritime domain awareness.

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