Marand opens new F-35 tail production facility

The RAAF’s third F-35A, AU-3 has vertical tails build by Marand. (Defence)

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne opened a new Marand Precision Engineering F-35A tail manufacturing facility in Melbourne on January 24. The Moorabbin facility, which was partly funded through a grant from Defence’s New Air Combat Capability Industry Support Program, will support 44 new … [Read more...]

RAAF commissions new Hawk 127 LIFCAP simulators

The Royal Australian Air Force has commenced training on its new CAE-built Hawk 127 simulators at RAAF Bases Pearce and Williamtown. The new devices were delivered as part of the Project AIR 5438 Hawk Lead In Fighter Capability Assurance Program – LIFCAP – which has seen the key fast jet training … [Read more...]

Australian Operation Okra air combat mission to end

Air combat operations against ISIS by the Royal Australian Air Force's Air Task Group (ATG) under Operation Okra have ended, with the strike element of the ATG to return home to Australia in January, Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne announced on Friday. The current rotation of six F/A-18F Super … [Read more...]

Happy Traylz – Flying the RAAF’s Hornet display

Royal Australian Air Force classic and Super Hornet displays commonly seen at major sporting and cultural events around the country are probably one of the most effective ADF recruitment tools. The sights and sounds of an F/A-18 manoeuvring at low level is enough to get the adrenaline flowing for all but the … [Read more...]