Saturday April 19, 2014

LockMart delivers RAN MH-60R EWSS

LockMart delivers RAN MH-60R EWSS

Lockheed Martin has delivered an MH-60R electronic warfare support system (EWSS) to the Royal Australian Navy. Built in its Adelaide facility, the EWSS will provide the RAN with the ability to generate and test unique Australian mission data loads for... [Continue reading]

Lockheed Martin to retrofit cracked F-35B bulkheads

Lockheed Martin to retrofit cracked F-35B bulkheads

Lockheed Martin will retrofit modified bulkheads to early production F-35Bs after cracking was found in the major structural components during fatigue testing. Speaking at the US Navy League Sea-Air-Space conference on April 7, RAdm Randy Mahr, deputy... [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]

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]

Sea Kings leave Nowra for final time

Sea Kings leave Nowra for final time

Three former RAN Sea King helicopter airframes have left storage at HMAS Albatross near Nowra for the last time. The machines, covered in spraylat environmental wrapping were carried through Nowra on the back of flat-bed trucks on their way to port Kembla... [Continue reading]

Work begins on RAN Romeo industry support facilities

Work begins on RAN Romeo industry support facilities

The Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo) commenced work on its support facilities for the RAN’s fleet of MH-60R Romeo combat helicopters on March 26. In a ceremonial ‘first sod’ event held at the Albatross Aviation Technology Park near Nowra,... [Continue reading]

First stage of Triton testing complete

First stage of Triton testing complete

Northrop Grumman says it has completed the first stage of flight testing of the US Navy’s new MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance system. The first stage involved envelope expansion and validating work, and was conducted out of Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale... [Continue reading]

NUSHIP Canberra make first Sydney visit

NUSHIP Canberra make first Sydney visit

NUSHIP Canberra, the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship being built for the RAN,  entered Sydney Harbour for the first time on March 13 following testing at sea. While in Sydney the LHD will be dry-docked at Garden Island to have its hull cleaned... [Continue reading]

More Australian Romeos completed

More Australian Romeos completed

Two more MH-60R Seahawk Romeos have left Lockheed Martin’s Owego facility on delivery to NUSQN725 at NAS Jacksonville in Florida. The two new aircraft join the first two which were delivered to Jacksonville last December. NUSQN725 is currently training... [Continue reading]

King Air sim commissioned at East Sale

King Air sim commissioned at East Sale

A new King Air full flight simulator has been commissioned at RAAF East Sale by Defence Minister Senator David Johnston. The device is owned and operated by CAE Australia, and will support the RAAF’s 32SQN and the School of Air Warfare which trains... [Continue reading]

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