All Australia articles – Page 5

  • F-35

    ANALYSIS: How Australia will ramp up ISR capabilities


    ​The Royal Australian Air Force’s air combat and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities will be substantially increased over the next decade as new fifth generation capabilities are introduced.

  • EC135 T2+ HATS - Airbus Helicopters

    First flight for new Australian military training helicopter


    ​The Australian military’s first of an eventual 15 EC135 T2+ rotorcraft has made a 57min debut flight, just two months after the award of a Helicopter Aircraft Training System (HATS) deal to prime contractor Boeing Defence Australia.

  • USMC F-35C - Eglin

    USMC receives first F-35C


    ​The US Marine Corps has received its first carrier-based Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II, marking the 36th and final delivery of a Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in 2014.

  • HMAS Canberra - Commonwealth of Australia

    Australia commissions helicopter carrier Canberra


    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) commissioned its first of two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels at a ceremony in Sydney on 28 November.

  • EC135 - Airbus Helicopters

    ​Australia confirms HATS win for Boeing/Thales EC135 bid


    Australian defence minister Senator David Johnston has formally declared the teaming of Boeing Defence Australia and Thales Australia as the winning tender for the Australian Defence Force’s Project Air 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS).

  • RAN MH-60R delivery Aus - Commonwealth of Aus

    Australia's first MH-60R arrives by C-17


    The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R combat helicopters has been delivered in-country from US Navy Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, where the squadron has been training alongside US personnel.

  • RAAF Super Hornet - Commonwealth of Australia

    Australia debuts armed Super Hornets over Iraq


    ​Royal Australian Air Force combat aircraft have performed their first operational mission over Iraq, the nation’s Department of Defence has confirmed.

  • Australia F-35 take-off - Lockheed Martin

    Australia's first F-35 gets airborne


    ​The Royal Australian Air Force’s first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II made its flight debut from the manufacturer’s Fort Worth facility in Texas on 29 September.

  • Virgin Australia new business class

    PICTURES: Virgin Australia reveals new business product


    Virgin Australia has unveiled a new business class suite that will be rolled out on its Airbus A330s and Boeing 777-300ERs over the next year.

  • A350 Sydney - Peter Clark

    A350 completes Australia and New Zealand visits


    Airbus’s A350-900 on 5 August made its first flight across the Tasman Sea, completing a less than 3h flight from Sydney to Auckland.

  • News

    Airbus Helicopters offers robust defence of NH90


    ​Airbus Helicopters has defended the NH Industries NH90 military rotorcraft following recent criticism from both the Dutch and Australian governments, describing the issues they raise as "under control".

  • News

    Australia pushes for Harpoon integration on P-8As


    ​Negotiations have commenced between Boeing and the US Department of Defense to secure integration of the AMG-84 Harpoon Block 1G anti-ship missile with the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft on behalf of the type’s Australian customer.

  • MRH90

    Australian auditors slam bungled NH90 procurement


    In a scathing report, ​Australian auditors have blamed a series of procurement errors and “development deficiencies” for the delayed service entry of the nation’s fleet of NH Industries NH90 helicopters.

  • F-35A AU-1 Australia - Lockheed Martin

    Australian F-35s rolled out in Texas


    ​Australia’s first pair of F-35 Lightning II combat aircraft have been rolled out, during a ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth final assembly site in Texas. They are the lead examples of at least 72 aircraft to be produced for the nation, under an acquisition worth a projected A$12.4 billion ...

  • MQ-4 Triton flight

    Australian parliament calls for civil UAV assessment


    ​An Australian parliamentary report has called for the use of unmanned air systems in civil applications to be further assessed in order to protect the population from “malicious drone use”.

  • News

    Etihad, Air New Zealand sign maintenance deal


    ​Etihad Airways and Air New Zealand (ANZ) has signed an agreement to provide reciprocal line maintenance services in Melbourne and Los Angeles.

  • EA-18G - RAAF

    Australia's first EA-18G enters production


    ​The Royal Australian Air Force's first Boeing EA-18G Growler has commenced production at Northrop Grumman’s El Segundo plant in California.

  • F-35B USS Wasp - Lockheed Martin

    Australia reveals interest in F-35B


    Australian defence chiefs have told a hearing by the Senate’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee that prime minister Tony Abbott’s coalition government is considering whether to acquire a number of short take-off and vertical landing Lockheed Martin F-35Bs.

  • News

    JAL to expand Australia codeshares with three carriers


    Japan Airlines (JAL) is expanding its codeshare into Australia with three carriers in the coming days.

  • F-35A detail - Lockheed Martin

    Australia confirms A$12.4bn F-35 order


    ​Australia has confirmed its acquisition of 58 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, putting the value of the deal at A$12.4 billion ($11.5 billion).