All Royal Australian Air Force articles – Page 5

  • News

    ​Australia gears up for A330 MRTT boom capability

    2015-03-10T02:35:56Z

    Australia has removed the Airbus Military A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) from its ‘Projects of Concern’ list following remediation work related to the type’s aerial refuelling boom.

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    Australia ups interest in Norway's Joint Strike Missile

    2015-03-01T20:16:01Z

    ​The Australian and Norwegian defence ministries have strengthened their relationship on the latter’s in-development Kongsberg Joint Strike Missile, boosting the chances of Canberra acquiring the weapon for its future fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35s.

  • News

    Thales to develop Australia’s OneSky ATM system

    2015-02-27T03:32:53Z

    ​Thales Australia has been confirmed as the winner of tender to develop a single air traffic management system that will unify the separate systems used by the Royal Australian Air Force and Airservices Australia.

  • RAAF KC-30A
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    AVALON: RAAF A330 MRTT makes strong combat debut

    2015-02-26T01:10:27Z

    As a Royal Australian Air Force Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) continues to support operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the service is placing a major emphasis on getting the type's long-delayed boom refuelling capability on-line.

  • Reaper
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    RAAF begins Reaper training in USA

    2015-02-23T16:01:56Z

    The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed a number of personnel to the USA to begin training on the US Air Force’s General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicle.

  • RAAF Hawk thumb
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    RAAF pushes for tighter integration of assets

    2015-02-23T07:01:39Z

    The Royal Australian Air Force has ambitious plans that emphasise the seamless integration of airborne assets, as it continues to induct new platforms.

  • RAAF C-27J - Commonwealth of Australia
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    Australian C-27J crews commence training in USA

    2015-02-23T01:14:07Z

    Australian personnel are embarking on flight training related to the new Alenia C-27J tactical transport aircraft.

  • A330 MRTT
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: RAAF's transport capabilities in transition

    2015-02-19T00:00:00Z

    The Royal Australian Air Force's air transport capability is midway through a massive transformation that is revolutionising how it conducts operations.

  • F-35
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: How Australia will ramp up ISR capabilities

    2015-02-17T12:30:00Z

    ​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.

  • USMC F-35C - Eglin
    News

    USMC receives first F-35C

    2014-12-23T11:07:26Z

    ​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.

  • News

    Australia formally requests extra C-17s

    2014-11-13T01:22:02Z

    Australia has formally requested “up to four” more Boeing C-17A Globemaster III airlifters from the US government, a notification by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) posted on 12 November shows.

  • News

    Australia extends lease for two IAI Herons

    2014-10-30T08:45:13Z

    Australia will continue leasing two Israel Aerospace Industries Heron unmanned air vehicles pending the arrival of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton.

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

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

    2014-10-20T20:52:09Z

    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
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    Australia debuts armed Super Hornets over Iraq

    2014-10-06T16:19:00Z

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

  • Belgian F-16s - Rex Features
    News

    Allies strengthen coalition against Islamic State militants

    2014-10-03T09:00:00Z

    ​Several additional nations have begun taking part in US-led operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq, with UK aircraft having performed their first strikes, and fresh deployments made or announced by Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • RAAF C-17
    News

    Australia to buy up to four more C-17s

    2014-10-03T03:02:45Z

    ​The Australian Government has announced its intention to buy an additional two Boeing C-17A Globemaster III transports for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

  • Australia F-35 take-off - Lockheed Martin
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    Australia's first F-35 gets airborne

    2014-10-01T10:33:28Z

    ​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.

  • News

    Australia commits combat aircraft to fight IS

    2014-09-15T04:10:08Z

    ​Australia will commit air and special forces assets to the international coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

  • P-8 and P-3 NAVAIR FS
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    USN contracts for first four Australian P-8As

    2014-08-27T11:48:18Z

    ​The US Navy has agreed on an advanced acquisition contract for the first four of Australia’s Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

  • RAAF KC-30 - Commonwealth of Australia
    News

    Australia considering more C-17s, KC-30 tankers

    2014-08-18T15:06:20Z

    Australian defence minister Senator David Johnston has hinted that his government is considering acquiring additional Airbus Defence & Space KC-30/A330 multirole tanker transports (MRTTs) and Boeing C-17 strategic transports as part of a Defence White Paper currently in development