Air

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, will equip Australian border surveillance aircraft with its latest SeaVue Multi-Role radar under a contract with Cobham Special Mission.

South Korea’s indigenous KF-21 Boramae (Young Eagle) fighter jet has made its maiden flight on the 19th of July, marking another step in the East Asian nation’s efforts at developing its own arms industry.

Under the contract with BDA’s Air Combat Electronic Attack Sustainment program, RUAG will perform enhanced intermediate-level repairs on an initial three components for F/A-18F and EA-18G Growler aircraft.

The Design & Development and Verification & Validation contract signed will see Orbital UAV conduct further engineering work and deliver three additional prototype engine systems during financial year 2023.

Boeing has debuted the first P-8A Poseidon aircraft for New Zealand in its Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) livery.

Canberra-based company CEA Technologies is building four new Air Defence radars as part of the Australian Government’s $2.7 billion investment in Defence’s new Joint Air Battle Management System.

Boeing and CAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Farnborough International Airshow this week with the intention of expanding their collaboration and exploring further teaming opportunities in defence aerospace training.

South Korea looks set to be the next operator of the Boeing CH-47F Chinook, with the country’s defence authorities approving a project to acquire the heavy-lift helicopter.

The Airbus A330 MRTT has become the world’s first tanker to be certified for automatic air-to-air refuelling boom operations in daylight following a successful campaign in collaboration with the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

Boeing and the US Navy have completed a series of manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) flight tests in which a Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet successfully demonstrated command and control of three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

TAE Aerospace announced today it has successfully achieved all Initial Depot Capability (IDC) requirements for the repair and overhaul of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine.

B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft from the Pacific Air Forces will be visiting RAAF Base Amberley this month as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation initiative.

Electro Optic Systems subsidiary EOS Defense Systems USA has been selected by the US Air Force to compete for task orders alongside several other companies under an IDIQ contract to support its Advanced Battle Management System.

Exercise Pitch Black will once again return to the Top End this year, with Australian and international military aircraft training over the Northern Territory from 19 August until 8 September.

Silentium Defence is currently designing and testing a range of technologies that can be incorporated into Lockheed Martin Australia’s future Joint Air Battle Management solution.

The RAAF has concluded its third biennial Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC), following a six-month long series of exercises throughout Australia.