Northrop Grumman is developing a system where a Bushmaster cannon, ammunition and operator consoles can slot in and out of the hold of a C-27J Spartan.
Australian firms stand to gain substantial work from the Triton unmanned aircraft program as the RAAF progressively rolls out an advanced capability to conduct long-range maritime surveillance.
The ADF is embarking on perhaps its most complex project ever – the creation of an integrated air and missile defence (IAMD) system – and this year key decisions on the way forward are set to be made.
Airports are resorting to advanced technology electro-optic and infrared (EO/IR) systems to detect and classify intruders by day or night, increasing safety and levels of collision avoidance.
Soon the CT-4 will end ADF service for a second time, with the final RAAF and Navy basic flying course winding up in February and the final, single service class of Army pilots finishing up next October.