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F-35A with its payload of GBU-12 bombs from RAAF Base Darwin during Exercise Arnhem

RAAF welcomes graduate F-35, Wedgetail pilots

July 12, 2021 0 comment

The Royal Australian Air Force has welcomed its latest F-35A Lighting II and E-7A Wedgetail pilots, which have completed six-month operational conversion courses that wrapped up on Exercise Rogue Ambush 21, held from 15 June to 2 July.

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Comment: Australian airlines mandating vaccines will be a turbulent test of workplace rights

July 7, 2021 2 comment

In this cross-posting with The Conversation, the University of Sydney’s Giuseppe Carabetta discusses the legal ‘murky waters’ of Australian airlines requiring their staff to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

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n Air Force aircraft security operations team on the ramp of a C-17A Globemaster III during Precision Gauntlet (Corporal Brett Sherriff Defence)

RAAF exercise simulates attack on C-17A Globemaster

July 1, 2021 0 comment

Aircraft security operations teams, mobile air load teams and communications elements from No. 95 and No. 96 Wings worked with No. 86 Wing aircraft and aircrew to develop procedures to strengthen interoperability between Air Mobility Group and Combat Support Group. 

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A Singapore Airlines A350-900, 9V-SHG msn 309, as shot by Victor Pody

Feature: Who’s really being allowed to leave Australia?

July 1, 2021 1 comment

UNSW’s Regina Jefferies and Jane McAdam use Freedom of Information laws to try and deduce who exactly is leaving Australia despite the outgoing travel ban. 

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Northrop Grumman tests new ‘Terracotta’ sensor

June 23, 2021 0 comment

The global defence contractor new sensor — a fully-digital open mission systems (OMS)-compliant wideband active electronically scanned array (AESA) — has been successfully deployed during a flight test.  

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F-35A Lightning II aircraft A35-033 touches down at RAAF Base Williamtown after transiting from the United States. Photo Sergeant David Gibbs 2

RAAF to perform ‘high-complexity’ combat training in the NT

June 18, 2021 0 comment

Around 30 RAAF aircraft, including F-35 Lightning II and F/A-18A/B Hornet fighter jets, are set to be deployed for Exercise Rogue Ambush in the Northern Territory over the next three weeks. The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed over 300 personnel and approximately 30 aircraft to RAAF Bases Darwin and Tindal for Exercise Rogue Ambush

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