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New plans take off for Growler aircraft facility upgrades

February 19, 2024 0 comment

The works will take place in both Amberley, Queensland and Delamere, Northern Territory; and are expected to deliver new and upgraded facilities for the operation of EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft.

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First new RNZAF Hercules rolls off the production line

February 16, 2024 0 comment

The aircraft now features the RNZAF Kiwi Roundel and No. 40 Squadron’s mariner’s compass, after finishing work at the Lockheed Martin production line in Georgia, United States, according to a public statement on 15 February.

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Opposition demands explanation over Taipan scrapping

February 15, 2024 2 comment

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Birmingham, Shadow Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie, and deputy chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, David Fawcett, issued the ultimatum on 14 February.

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New F-35A fighters to arrive by year’s end, says Lockheed Martin

February 14, 2024 0 comment

The new F-35 aircraft are designed with a Technology Refresh-3 package which includes additional munitions capabilities, target recognition, jamming, cyber security, sensor and user interface improvements, processing and data storage enhancements.

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Marles reaffirms decision to dispose of Taipans despite repair offer

February 8, 2024 0 comment

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles, speaking to an ABC television interview on 7 February, reaffirmed the government’s decision to scrap the Australian Defence Force transport helicopters ahead of their planned withdrawal date and dispose of them domestically.

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New solar farm opens at RAAF Base Darwin

February 6, 2024 0 comment

The 3.2-megawatt system solar farm, operated and maintained by Assure Energy, is expected to deliver up to 40 per cent of the Australian Defence Force base’s energy requirements.

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