Camcopter UAV crashes at Jervis Bay range

An investigation has begun after a Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed yesterday at Beecroft Air Weapons Range, Jervis Bay, New South Wales. At approximately 10am on March 27, the vertical takeoff and landing UAV crashed while conducting flying conversion training for Royal … [Read more...]

Aviation training ship on track for HATS

The first HATS EC135 T2+ arriving at Nowra on March 31 from Bankstown. (Defence)

The Multirole Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore will be ready to train the first students under the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) as scheduled despite a “misalignment” of project schedules at the time of HATS contract signature, Defence has confirmed. The MATV, which is being procured … [Read more...]