Air

Introduced by the recent Defence Industry Policy Statement (DIPS), the Sovereign Industry Capability (SIC) Policy identifies capabilities that are vital to Australia’s defence interests.

Moving can be stressful, but it helps when, like 35 Squadron RAAF, you can rely on colleagues flying C-17A Globemaster IIIs to do much of the heavy lifting.

The ADF’s new fixed-wing pilot training system being delivered under Project Air 5428 was due to begin training the first ab initio candidates in on schedule in January, shortly after this issue of ADM closed for press.

December 10, 2018 was a red-letter day for Australian air power, with the arrival at RAAF Base Williamtown of the first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters to be permanently based in the country.

The first two RAAF F/A-18 AB Hornet aircraft to be sold to the Royal Canadian Air Force have been delivered.

A Boeing B-52 Stratofortress will make its NZ debut next week on the way to the Avalon Airshow.

Australia has been chosen to provide maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrades for more components of the Joint Strike Fighter in the Asia Pacific.

The RAAF is considering repurposing a number of Northrop Grumman AAQ-28(v) Litening targeting pods for use on its C-130J-30 fleet.

The RAAF has deployed more than 370 personnel and eight aircraft to participate in the world’s most complex air warfare training exercise.

The US Navy has awarded Boeing a contract for the next 19 Poseidon aircraft as the UK awaits the closure of a seven-year capability gap.

Although 35 Squadron RAAF ceased all flying operations with its 10 C-27J Spartan battle airlifters on 30 November, this was simply a temporary halt.

Australia's first two in-country F-35As are starting flying operations this week out of RAAF Williamtown.

The 12 months since ADM last reviewed Defence’s Air programs has seen significant progress towards respective major milestones and this tempo looks set to continue throughout 2019.

The US has launched its latest Missile Defense Review in an event at the Pentagon, foreshadowing greater investment in missile defence capabilities and associated technologies.

Australian researchers and RUAG Australia are investigating the use of laser metal deposition (LMD) production technology for faster and more cost-effective aircraft repairs.