F-35 JSF Program completes SDD

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has completed the nearly 12-year System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the program. The final SDD test flight was conducted on April 11 at Naval Air Station Patuxent (PAX) River by F-35C development jet CF-2 which completed a loads data mission while carrying external 2,000-pound GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions … [Read more...]

Raytheon Australia partners with Invictus Games

Raytheon and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 have announced a partnership to provide support for former military personnel. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veteran and active service personnel. The Games highlight the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding of and respect for … [Read more...]

Army CH-47F “excels” during PNG Assist

The Army says its new CH-47F Chinook has “excelled” during its first overseas deployment, which has seen three ‘Foxtrot’ model heavylift helicopters deploy to Papua New Guinea to provide disaster relief flights in the wake of a magnitude-7.5 earthquake late last month. The quake, which struck PNG’s Highlands region on February 26, affected up to 140,000 people as roads were … [Read more...]

beyondblue and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 team up for mental health

beyondblue and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 have announced they will work together to highlight the positive impact that sport, physical exercise and participation can have on mental health and wellbeing. Invictus Games Sydney 2018 is the first time the Games will be held in Australia, and more than 500 former and current military personnel from 18 countries are in training … [Read more...]

ADF Chinooks, airlifters lend a hand following PNG earthquake

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army aircraft have been providing humanitarian assistance support to Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands following a devastating earthquake that hit the region on February 26. Three Army CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters from 5 Aviation Regiment are assisting local authorities and the PNG Defence Force in distributing emergency … [Read more...]