Friday October 24, 2014

Boeing Australia formally announced as AIR 9000 Phase 7 HATS winner

Boeing Australia formally announced as AIR 9000 Phase 7 HATS winner

Defence Minister Senator David Johnston has formally declared the team comprising Boeing Defence Australia and Thales Australia as the winning tenderer of the Project AIR 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training Systems requirement. The announcement comes... [Continue reading]

Datalink upgrade for Army Tiger ARHs

Datalink upgrade for Army Tiger ARHs

The acquisition of an interim Tactical Data Link for the Australian Army’s ARH Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters has been approved by Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston. A total of 21 helicopters are set to be upgraded. The project, which... [Continue reading]

Visuals upgrade for Tiger ARH sim

Visuals upgrade for Tiger ARH sim

The visual display system of Army Aviation’s Tiger ARH full flight mission simulator (FFMS) installed at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre, Queensland has been upgraded to the highest levels of ‘out of the window’ realism of any Tiger FFMS in the world. Thales... [Continue reading]

Army Black Hawks farewell Townsville

Army Black Hawks farewell Townsville

The Army has marked the end of S-70A-9 Black Hawk operations from Townsville with a flyover of the northern Queensland city they have called home for the last 25 years. Six Black Hawks and three examples of the helicopter it is being replaced by, the... [Continue reading]

ANAO releases damning report into ADF MRH90 program

ANAO releases damning report into ADF MRH90 program

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a damning report into the acquisition and service introduction of the NHI/Australian Aerospace MRH90 helicopter which was acquired under Project AIR 9000 Phases 2, 4 & 6. The acquisition of... [Continue reading]

BFTS CT-4s return to flight

BFTS CT-4s return to flight

The Department of Defence has advised that all CT-4B trainers operated by BAE Systems at the Basic Flying Training School (BFTS) at Tamworth have returned to service. Operations of the aircraft were temporarily suspended on June 10 following a precautionary... [Continue reading]

Power-on for first Sikorsky S-97 Raider

Power-on for first Sikorsky S-97 Raider

The first prototype Sikorsky S-97 Raider achieved electrical power-on for the first time during a May 28 test at the company’s West Palm Beach facility in Florida. Based on the successful X2 demonstrator, the S-97 has been designed to compete in the... [Continue reading]

BFTS CT-4B fleet grounded following forced landing

BFTS CT-4B fleet grounded following forced landing

The ADF’s fleet of Pacific Aerospace CT-4B basic trainers operated by the BAE Systems Basic Flying Training School at Tamworth has been grounded following the forced landing of a CT-4 near Gunnedah on June 10. A report in The Northern Daily Leader on... [Continue reading]

BFTS CT-4B makes forced landing

BFTS CT-4B makes forced landing

A Pacific Aerospace CT-4B operated by the ADF’s Basic Flying Training School at Tamworth made a forced landing in a paddock near Gunnedah on June 10. The aircraft, operated by BAE Systems Australia on contract to the ADF and other military customers,... [Continue reading]

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]

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