Security innovation awards up for grabs at CIVSEC 2018

The organisers of the CIVSEC 2018 civil security conference and exhibition have announced a new program of national innovation awards for Australia’s civil security professionals. CIVSEC 2018 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 1 to 3. The awards are for innovators in the cyber security; physical security and policing; and disaster relief, … [Read more...]

GE Aviation appoints Rambow as regional manager for South Asia Pacific

Jet engines company GE Aviation has announced the appointment of Keren Rambow as regional general manager for South Asia Pacific. Effective immediately, Rambow is taking responsibility for leading sales and operations in Australia and New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the South Asia Pacific Islands, GE stated. Based in Sydney, she is taking over from Max York, who … [Read more...]

35 Squadron marks 75th anniversary with Spartan flypast

The Royal Australian Air Force’s 35 Squadron has celebrated the 75th anniversary of its formation by flying a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter over Sydney Harbour. The special flight capped off a year of accomplishments for the unit, Defence stated. “We were formed in March 1942, and our 75th year has certainly been a busy one as we continue to introduce the Spartan to Air … [Read more...]

RAAF deploys Hercules to Guam for Christmas airdrop mission

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed a C-130J Hercules tactical airlifter and crew to Guam for the 66th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop. Set to run until December 15, the activity is the world’s longest-running humanitarian airdrop exercise, providing aid to remote communities across the Pacific, Defence stated on December 7. This year marks the third … [Read more...]

ADF confirms Canadian interest in RAAF classic Hornets

Defence has confirmed that Canada is interested in acquiring an unspecified number of former RAAF F/A-18A/B ‘classic’ Hornets to bolster its own ageing fleet of CF-18 Hornets. A December 6 report by Reuters says Canada will soon announce it will scrap the planned acquisition of 18 Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, and instead buy a number of retired Australian Hornets. The … [Read more...]