The government is on track to lift Defence funding to the fabled two per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020/21, the federal budget papers show.
Northrop Grumman is developing a system where a Bushmaster cannon, ammunition and operator consoles can slot in and out of the hold of a C-27J Spartan.
Australian firms stand to gain substantial work from the Triton unmanned aircraft program as the RAAF progressively rolls out an advanced capability to conduct long-range maritime surveillance.
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Soon the CT-4 will end ADF service for a second time, with the final RAAF and Navy basic flying course winding up in February and the final, single service class of Army pilots finishing up next October.
The ADF is embarking on perhaps its most complex project ever – the creation of an integrated air and missile defence (IAMD) system – and this year key decisions on the way forward are set to be made.