RAAF F-35A training systems delivered to Williamtown

The RAAF has taken delivery of two key training systems for its F-35A Lightning II project at RAAF base Williamtown. A weapons load trainer and an ejection systems maintenance trainer were delivered to Williamtown by an Antonov An-124 on May 2, and will be installed at the new Integrated Training Centre which is nearing completion at a greenfield site on the northern side of … [Read more...]

Australian fatigue testing technology to be tested on retired US Navy helicopter

The US Navy has supplied a retired Seahawk helicopter for Australian Defence scientists to develop and test new fatigue testing technologies which, if successful, could significantly reduce maintenance costs and improve aircraft availability. “In a world first, Defence scientists and engineers are developing a full-scale, structural fatigue test rig that can accurately … [Read more...]

CAE opens new Canberra office

Training and simulator solutions and services company CAE opened a new office in Canberra on April 24. The new office at Brindabella Park adjacent to Canberra Airport was opened by Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, and CAE Vice President and General Manager, Asia-Pacific/Middle East, Ian Bell. "Australia is one of CAE's home markets and the opening of our new … [Read more...]

US Navy conducts development testing using LVC

The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has successfully conducted a series of development testing on Boeing P-8AC Poseidon mission systems in a Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) environment. The test event is the first time LVC has been used for such testing, and effectively reduced the time and cost of what would have been a six-month, US$12m … [Read more...]

US Navy issues RFI for Marine Corps F/A-18 radar upgrade

The US Navy issued a request for information (RFI) on March 20 to industry for the integration of an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system with US Marine Corps F/A-18C/D ‘classic’ Hornets. The new radar would replace the current AN/APG-73 system – which is facing obsolescence and sustainability issues – on 84 of the Marines’ classic Hornets in seven … [Read more...]