Final RAAF C-27J Spartan arrives

The RAAF has taken delivery of its tenth and final Leonardo/L-3 C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter. The delivery was marked with a flying display and ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond on Wednesday, and is the latest milestone for the AIR 8000 Phase 2 program which saw 10 C-27Js ordered in 2012 to replace the … [Read more...]

RAAF accepts three more F-35As

The RAAF has formally accepted three more F-35As from Lockheed Martin at the Integrated Training Centre at Luke AFB in Arizona. After rolling out and taking flight for the first time in December and January, F-35As A35-003, 004 and 005 were accepted into the ITC in early March. The new aircraft are the … [Read more...]

RAAF P-8A Poseidon ready for operations

The RAAF has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, meaning the maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft can now be tasked on operations. The milestone was announced by Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne at the RAAF's 2018 Air Power Conference … [Read more...]