The Royal Australian Air Force’s latest F/A-18F Super Hornet aircrews completed their operational conversion training late last year. Four new pilots and weapons systems officers completed the training with No. 82 Wing’s Training Flight at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland in early December. The eight-month operational conversion course covers all facets of Super Hornet operations […]
The Australian Defence Force is supporting Tonga following the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano on January 15. Defence, as part of the whole-of-Australian Government effort coordinated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has established Operation Tonga Assist 2022. The first Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft touched down […]
The Royal Australian Navy’s fleet is expanding and will be able to further sustain its edge at sea with the opening of the first of four regional maintenance centres in Cairns this week. NORSTA Maritime was announced as the regional maintenance provider to deliver the Regional Maintenance Centre North East in Cairns. Speaking at the […]
The Australian Defence Force is supporting the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as it coordinates Australia’s support Tonga following the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano on Saturday, January 15. On January 17 and 18, two Air Force P-8A Poseidon flights and one C-130J Hercules departed RAAF Base Amberley and RAAF […]
Sovereign sustainability has taken a leap, with No. 81 Wing accepting and successfully expending the first Australian manufactured BLU-111(AUS)B/B. The 500lb high-explosive warhead was delivered to No. 3 Squadron at RAAF Base Williamtown last year, where it was configured by armament technicians as a Paveway II laser guided bomb before being loaded onto the F-35A […]
Enhancements to the Australian Defence Force’s combat capability will be delivered by the Government through the purchase of evolved Abrams tanks and combat engineering vehicles. Minister for Defence Peter Dutton announced a $3.5 billion investment in the main battle tank upgrade (LAND 907 Phase 2) and combat engineering vehicle (LAND 8160 Phase 1) projects. Army […]
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