United States Central Command says Iran has shot down a US Navy Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Block 10 Global Hawk off the Iranian coast.
This story by Andrew McLaughlin from the May 2013 edition of Australian Aviation looks at the long journey of the KC-30A’s introuction into RAAF service.
Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld has been appointed the new Chief of Air Force, while Major General Greg Bilton will be the ADF’s new Chief of Joint Operations.
The United Status Navy has awarded Boeing a US$4.04 billion (A$5.7 billion) multi-year contract for the production of 78 F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornets.
The Australian government is acquiring a second Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude long-endurance maritime unmanned ISR air vehicle.