Australia secures F-35 regional warehouse assignment

Australia has been assigned regional warehousing capability for the F-35 Lightning II in the Pacific by the US Department of Defense. Meanwhile, the European warehousing capability has been assigned to the Netherlands. The warehouse and distribution centres will enable the program to optimise and manage aviation inventory, the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) stated. The … [Read more...]

BAE Systems and Rheinmetall wrap up LAND 400 testing

The testing that will help to determine the selection of the Australian Army’s new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle under LAND 400 Phase 2 has been completed on schedule. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne thanked BAE Systems Australia, which is offering the AMV35, and Rheinmetall Defence Australia, with the Boxer CRV, for taking part in the Risk Mitigation Activity … [Read more...]

Navantia responds to Future Frigate RFT with F-5000

Navantia Australia has submitted its response to the Request for Tender for the Future Frigate program, offering a comprehensive plan for a leading-edge anti-submarine warfare vessel and a continuous shipbuilding industry. The F-5000 is an evolution of the Navantia-designed Hobart class Guided Missile Destroyer. The vessel would be designed locally to meet the specific … [Read more...]

Pilatus PC-21 formally welcomed into RAAF service

The first six Pilatus PC-21 advanced trainers for the Royal Australian Air Force were formally welcomed into service during a ceremony at RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria on Friday. Forty-nine PC-21s as well as simulators and training devices are being acquired under the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System. The first two RAAF PC-21s were displayed at the Avalon Airshow earlier this … [Read more...]

BAE Systems submits SEA 5000 bid with Type 26 variant

BAE Systems has confirmed that it has submitted its bid for the Future Frigate program, offering a variant of its Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The bid was put together by a joint UK and Australian team to ensure that experience from the Type 26 program is complemented by the maritime skills and expertise of the company’s team in Australia, BAE Systems Australia stated. The … [Read more...]