Edinburgh preparing for Poseidon with simulator and facilities funding

Defence is spending $659 million at RAAF Base Edinburgh to support the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne have announced. This figure includes $250 million for a simulator system from Boeing and $409 million to improve base facilities, which is expected to be completed by early … [Read more...]

Future RAN support ships named

The Royal Australian Navy’s new fleet replenishment ships will be named Supply and Stalwart. The support ships, which will be known as Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) vessels, are replacing HMAS Success and HMAS Sirius under the SEA 1654 Phase 3 Maritime Operational Support Capability project. According to a statement from Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne, Chief … [Read more...]

AME Systems assigned LAND 400 work under BAE Systems bid

BAE Systems Australia has awarded a package of LAND 400 work worth more than $20 million to AME Systems. BAE Systems has selected AME Systems to manufacture electrical wiring harnesses for the AMV35, should its bid for LAND 400 Phase 2 be successful. As part of the announcement, BAE Systems took the AMV35 combat reconnaissance vehicle to the AME Systems factory in Ararat, … [Read more...]

Northrop Grumman awarded RAAF C-27J sustainment contract

Northrop Grumman Australia has been awarded a performance-based contract to maintain the RAAF’s fleet of Leonardo/L-3 C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifters. The contract is for an initial five-year period, and will renew annually for up to 22 years under a “rolling wave” arrangement, should Northrop Grumman continue to meet performance targets. Ten C-27Js are on order for the … [Read more...]

Air Affairs and Discovery Air Defence start support for RAAF fast-jet training

Air Affairs Australia and Discovery Air Defence Services have completed their first fast-jet training missions in support of the Australian Defence Force’s Fast Jet Trial contract. Air Affairs stated that four of its Learjet aircraft and two Discovery Air Defence modified Alpha Jet aircraft participated in air-to-air missions as ‘red air aggressors’ near RAAF Base … [Read more...]