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The first P-8A aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force leaves Renton Field for Boeing Field in nearby Seattle, marking its transfer from Commercial Airplanes to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for final completion.

First flight for RAAF’s first P-8A Poseidon

The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the RAAF has made its first flight, completing the short hop from Renton, where it was built, to Boeing Field where its mission systems equipment is being installed, on May 6. The aircraft, wearing 11 Squadron … [Read More...]


A Eurocopter Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter (ARH) fires at a target during Exercise Jericho Dawn held at Puckapunyal, Victoria.

Tiger ARH achieves FOC with Australian Army

The Australian Army’s 22 Airbus Helicopters Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARHs) achieved final operating capability (FOC) on April 18, more than 11 years after the type first entered service. “Tiger is ready to go as a … [Read More...]

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Austal signs Pacific Patrol Boat contract

Austal has been awarded a contract worth $305 million for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement project, which underpins a move into the construction of steel patrol vessels, the company stated. The contract covers the construction … [Read More...]