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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.

UNSW Canberra researchers are one step closer to developing aircraft that can ‘feel’ with sensory perception.

Boeing Australia's Loyal Wingman Airpower Teaming System has taken flight for the first time at the Woomera range in SA.

No. 83 Squadron personnel will participate in a formation parade tomorrow.

The motto of the Royal Australian Air Force is ‘Per Ardua Ad Astra’ which, loosely translated, means ‘Through Adversity to the Stars’ - a motto that remains relevant today as Defence acknowledges the critical importance of the Space Domain.

CareFlight has become the country’s first operator of the emergency medical services (EMS) version of the Airbus H145 light twin helicopter.

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been inducted into BAE Systems Australia’s maintenance depot in Williamtown for the first time, where technicians will review a number of the panel fasteners.

Airbus Australia Pacific has agreed its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul support to the NZ Defence Force.

Ahead of centenary commemorations of the RAAF, No. 100 Squadron will be re-formed as the Air Force Heritage Squadron, operating from two locations: RAAF Base Point Cook and Temora.

CAE has announced that Boeing ordered a P-8A operational flight trainer for the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Airbus has recently signed a contract to provide a digital services focus for the maintenance of the Air Refueling Boom System on the RAAF's KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport fleet.