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FLIR Systems has won an additional US$15.4 million contract to deliver its Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) to the US Army.

Lockheed Martin Australia has teamed with NSW-based Varley Group and two other regionally-based industry partners to develop new deployable cabins.

The first of the RAAF’s Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Tritons will arrive in Australia in 2024, a year later than scheduled.

Trusted Autonomous Systems, SmartSat CRC, and RAAF Air Warfare Centre in association with Sir Lawrence Wackett Defence and Aerospace Centre at RMIT have introduced the High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) Challenge for Australian companies.

Insitu Pacific and Boeing Australia’s Detect and Avoid (DAA) capability is now ready to field in real-world operations after test flights.

The Japan Coast Guard will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17.

Airbus has been qualified by the Government of Canada as a bidder for the Strategic Tanker Transport Capability project, a procurement process launched to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus A310MRTT (CC-150 Polaris) multirole tanker fleet.

A system that tracks eye movements and gaze patterns of pilots-in-training has been installed in No. 79 Squadron’s Hawk 127 Lead-In-Fighter simulator at RAAF Base Pearce, courtesy of Canberra-based company Seeing Machines.

Australian search and surveillance provider Sentient Vision Systems has announced the first flight of its ViDAR pod system, the VMS-5 (ViDAR Maritime Surveillance) Day/Night Optical Radar pod.

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) has signed a new agreement with Lockheed Martin worth $260 million for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program production lots 15-17.

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100 years of RAAF

Today the Royal Australian Air Force celebrates its 100-year anniversary. From humble beginnings to the fifth-generation force of today, the RAAF has gone through revolutions and evolutions in its people and technology.

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RAAF: 100 years young

March 31 marks 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force. From Wirraways to working with the RAF in its earliest conflicts, the RAAF has seen an amazing progression of people and technology over its organisational life.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has taken delivery of its first H225M helicopter in Singapore.

The government has committed to a 12-month extension of a contract that provides support for Defence’s Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

Another batch of former RAAF training aircraft are currently under the hammer as part of a digital auction by Australian Frontline Machinery and Pickles Auctions.

The Australian government and Boeing Australia will co-develop a further three Loyal Wingman aircraft to advance the air-teaming vehicle, payloads and associated support and training capabilities.