ADF trials medical data system from Ocean Software

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has embarked on two separate trials of Ocean Software’s Pharmaceutical Integrated Logistics (PILS) version 3. The ADF already uses a previous version of the cloud-ready solution, which enables tighter control over the ordering and supply of medical, dental and pharmaceutical supplies, helping to cut costs and ensure the right products are … [Read more...]

Third RAAF F-35 progresses along assembly line

Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the US, has visited Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth as Australia’s third F-35A Lightning II is progressing along the production line. Hockey was briefed on the Joint Strike Fighter program and signed the bulkhead of the aircraft, A35-003, the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) stated. This aircraft is the first of the next … [Read more...]

Amberley welcomes full Growler fleet

Australia’s complete fleet of 12 EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft have arrived at RAAF Base Amberley, following the arrival in Australia of the first two Growlers in February. “Australian Growlers have already conducted successful weapon firings and integration flights with RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets and US Navy EA-18G Growlers as part of operational test and … [Read more...]

Hawk lead-in fighter upgrade achieves IOC

The Royal Australian Air Force’s pilots of the future are now flying the latest digital standard of the Hawk advanced jet trainer, with acceptance of the first upgraded aircraft from BAE Systems. The first cohort from 79 Squadron at RAAF Base Pearce has commenced training, the company stated, and initial operational capability (IOC) for the Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance … [Read more...]

F-35 information systems centre opens at Williamtown

The Off-Board Information Systems Centre (OBISC) at RAAF Base Williamtown has been opened by Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne. The centre is an Australian-unique capability that hosts the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS), which serves as the information infrastructure for the F-35 Lightning II. “The ALIS is the logistical nerve centre for the Joint … [Read more...]