ADF Joint Helicopter Aircrew Training School commences training

The first group of students has commenced training on the ADF’s new training helicopter, the H135, at the HMAS Albatross-based Joint Helicopter Aircrew Training School (JHATS). The JHATS, run by Boeing Defence Australia and its partners including Thales Australia welcomed the first 37 trainee pilots and aircrew at 723SQN on January 17 at the Naval Air Station near Nowra in … [Read more...]

Airbus and Naval Group awarded VTUAS development contract

The French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has awarded a contract to Airbus and the Naval Group to develop a new maritime tactical unmanned helicopter demonstrator. The contract will initially cover de-risking studies, and will lead to the development of a demonstrator for trials of the air vehicle, mission systems and launch/recovery systems aboard ship. The … [Read more...]

Boeing reveals hypersonic research vehicle

Boeing has revealed a scale Mach 5-plus concept demonstrator that could lead to a future full-scale hypersonic strike and reconnaissance capability. Planned to ultimately be about the same size as the 107-foot long SR-71A Blackbird which was retired in 1998, and bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Blackbird through its sharply swept wing and fuselage chine which … [Read more...]

Boeing Defence Australia celebrates 20 years in Brisbane

Boeing celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of its Australian defence business headquarters in Brisbane on January 12. In that time, Boeing Defence Australia has grown to more than 1,500 employees who work across the company’s three business units and its research and development organisations. “I don’t think many people realise that over the past 20 … [Read more...]

Boeing reveals prototype autonomous cargo drone

Boeing has shown an autonomous drone designed to carry cargo and bulk shipments with its unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype. Built in three months, the prototype successfully completed initial flight tests at Boeing Research and Technology's Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Missouri, the company said on … [Read more...]