Saturday April 19, 2014

BAE details AIR 5428 bid

BAE details AIR 5428 bid

BAE Systems Australia has offered some details on its Project AIR 5428 Pilot training System bid, tenders for which closed on March 31. The company has teamed with CAE Australia and Beechcraft to offer a solution based around the Beech T-6C aircraft. “We’ve... [Continue reading]

New Defence chiefs named

New Defence chiefs named

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Defence Minister Senator David Johnston have announced that current Vice Chief of Defence Force (VCDF) AIRMSHL Mark Binskin will be promoted to Air Chief Marshal and will succeed GEN David Hurley as Chief of Defence Force... [Continue reading]

Team 21 submits AIR 5428 PTS bid

Team 21 submits AIR 5428 PTS bid

The ‘Team 21’ grouping of Lockheed Martin Australia, Pilatus and Hawker Pacific submitted its bid for the ADF’s AIR 5428 pilot training system on March 31. The bid, based around the Pilatus PC-21 advanced trainer, is similar to that which the same... [Continue reading]

New Chinook facilities close to approval

New Chinook facilities close to approval

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Darren Chester has announced the planned $54.8 million Replacement Chinook Facilities Project at Townsville has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for approval. The project will support... [Continue reading]

Adelaide LHD hull arrives in Melbourne – UPDATE

Adelaide LHD hull arrives in Melbourne – UPDATE

The hull of the RAN’s second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD02) has arrived in Melbourne from Navantia’s Ferrol shipyard in Spain. Like the LHD01 (NUSHIP Canberra) before it, the hull of LHD02 – which will be named HMAS Adelaide in RAN service... [Continue reading]

Defence confirms Boeing as preferred HATS tenderer

Defence confirms Boeing as preferred HATS tenderer

Following on from our story of January 13, Defence has confirmed that a Boeing Defence Australia led team has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the ADF’s AIR 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) project. In a written statement... [Continue reading]

Boeing, Thales selected for AIR 9000 Phase 7: reports

Boeing, Thales selected for AIR 9000 Phase 7: reports

Boeing Defence Australia and Thales Australia have reportedly been selected as the preferred tenderer to provide the ADF’s  new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) under AIR 9000 Phase 7. The selection has not been officially announced but... [Continue reading]

Chinooks complete Afghanistan deployment

Chinooks complete Afghanistan deployment

The Australian Army’s detachment to Rotary Wing Group – Eight (RWG-8) has completed its mission in Afghanistan, marked by an end of mission ceremony at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) on September 14. The KAF-based RWG consisted of two CH-47D Chinook... [Continue reading]

ADF accepts first MRH90 simulator

ADF accepts first MRH90 simulator

The Defence Materiel Organisation has accepted the delivery of the first of two MRH90 helicopter simulators for the Army Aviation Training Centre in Oakey, Queensland. The MRH90 simulator is accredited to level D standard, meaning an hour in the simulator... [Continue reading]

Navy commissions 808SQN and MRH 90 helicopter

Navy commissions 808SQN and MRH 90 helicopter

The Royal Australian Navy and Army have inducted the MRH 90 Taipan multi-role at a commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross near Nowra, NSW. The ceremony also marked the formal induction of 808 Squadron to operate the new aircraft. The milestone represents... [Continue reading]

Defence downselects Helicopter Aircrew Training System bidders

Defence downselects Helicopter Aircrew Training System bidders

Three tenderers have been down-selected to move to the second phase of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) competition. Teams led by Australian Aerospace (EC135), Boeing Defence Australia (EC135) and Raytheon Australia (Bell 429) will now go... [Continue reading]

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