All Royal Australian Air Force articles – Page 6

  • 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.

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    Australia commits combat aircraft to fight IS


    ​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

    USN contracts for first four Australian P-8As


    ​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

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


    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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • F-35A - Lockheed Martin

    Australia to confirm 58-aircraft F-35 order


    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will on 23 April announce that his government has approved the acquisition of 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.

  • Australian C-27J - Alenia Aermacchi

    Australia waits on C-27J transfer approval


    Despite having made its first flight last December, the Royal Australian Air Force’s first Alenia Aermacchi/L-3 Communications C-27J Spartan remains laid up in Turin due to delays in obtaining flight clearances for its ferry flight from Italy to the USA.

  • RAAF AP-3C orion search

    MH370 search grinds on 1,700km northwest of Perth


    With the search for the lost Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER set to enter its fourth week, a diverse range of assets are searching an immense area of sea northwest of Perth.

  • 21 march search zone

    MH370 search aircraft limited to two hours on station


    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) says that five aircraft will be deployed in today’s search of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines 777-200ER.

  • Triton main

    Australia to buy MQ-4C Triton


    The Australian government has announced its intention to acquire the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned surveillance system, becoming the first foreign customer for the maritime variant of the Global Hawk.

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    GE wins engine support deal for Australian Hornets


    Australia has awarded a contract extension of A$230 million ($205 million) to General Electric for continued support of the F404 engines that power its Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighters.

  • RAAF C-17

    ​Australia says all six C-17s have achieved FOC


    Australia’s entire fleet of six Boeing C-17 strategic transports has achieved final operational capability.

  • P-8 P-3 - Commonwealth of Australia

    P-8A deal starts Australian maritime surveillance renewal


    Australia's P-8A selection is just the start of a wider programme of maritime surveillance equipment spending

  • Boeing P-8A

    Australia confirms A$4 billion P-8A buy


    Australia has confirmed that it will acquire eight Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, with the first examples to be delivered in 2017.

  • Typhoon Vegas - Crown Copyright

    British, Australian jets arrive for Red Flag workout


    Combat aircraft from Australia and the UK have arrived at the US Air Force’s Nellis AFB in Nevada, to participate in the three-week-long Red Flag 14-1 air combat exercise

  • Australian C-27J flies - Alenia Aermacchi

    PICTURES: Australia's first C-27J gets airborne


    Alenia Aermacchi has begun flight-testing its first C-27J tactical transports for Australia and Chad, and also finalised a contract with new Spartan customer Peru.

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    Australia extends Afghan Heron lease to mid-2014


    ​Australia will extend its lease of Israel Aerospace Industries Heron unmanned air vehicles used in Afghanistan.