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Second F-35A gets a lick of paint

Ahead of the roll-out ceremony for the first RAAF F-35A Lightning II in the US on July 24, the second aircraft has now been painted and awaits flight testing.

The Royal Australians Navy's three remaining Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) HMA Ships Brunei, Labuan and Tarakan depart Cairns Harbour in formation.

Farewell to Landing Craft Heavy vessels

The Navy's three remaining Landing Craft Heavy auxiliary vessels put on a proud display of thanks to the Cairns community, sailing in formation from the city's harbour.

Draft EIS released for F-35A operations in Australia

Defence has released the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed flying operations of the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft. Premium
The F-35A will provide Australia with a fifth generation aircraft capability to enable air superiority into the future.

Air facilities project referred to Public Works Committee

The $1.477 billion New Air Combat Capability Facilities Project has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.
Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2017.

Multi-million dollar Chinook investment in Townsville

Approval has been given to a $54.8 million project for facilities to support the introduction and sustainment of seven new CH-47 Chinook Helicopters.

Australia seeks participation in Kongsberg's JSM

Australia is seeking expanded engagement in Norway's air-launched anti-ship Kongsberg Joint Strike Missile program, Premium

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    Combat Capability: Critical mass for battlespace communications | ADM June 2014

    Late last year Harris delivered the 10,000th digital tactical radio under Phase 2A of JP2072 and now there are more digital radios in the fleet than legacy radios. Premium

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      Sea Power: Daring and Perth: ops rooms and upgrades | ADM March 2014

      Both HMS Daring and HMAS Perth were on hand for the International Fleet Review last year in Sydney to help celebrate the 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy. I was lucky enough to sail from Jervis Bay into the Sydney heads on Daring and spend some quality time on HMAS Perth during her stay. Premium



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        Combat Capability: Lightning strikes twice | ADM June 2014

        The first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force are due to roll off the assembly line in Texas on July 24. Premium

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          EW: Defence seeks counter-GBAD trainer for aircrew | ADM May 2013

          Under JP 3021’s first phase Defence plans to acquire a mobile threat emitter system to provide aircrew with EW training and mission rehearsal exercises against ground-based air defence (GBAD) systems. So far Australian aircrew have had to rely on the use of overseas EW ranges on an ad-hoc basis during Red Flag and similar exercises. Premium





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