Hawk lead-in fighter upgrade achieves IOC

Initial operational capability (IOC) for the Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program (AIR 5438 Phase 1A) for the RAAF's Hawk 127 has been recognised at a ceremony at RAAF Base Williamtown. Each upgraded Hawk 127 lead-in fighter provides new training capabilities including simulated radar, electronic … [Read more...]

Govt approves $580m Wedgetail upgrade

The government has approved a $582.5 million upgrade of the RAAF's six E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne and Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne jointly announced on Wednesday. Under Project AIR 5077 Phase 5A, over a … [Read more...]