Joint Media Release
- Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP
The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and the Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Darren Chester MP, today announced that the Australian Air Force Cadets will work with New South Wales based company, JAR Aerospace, in the delivery of an exciting joint training initiative.
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the new partnership would help reinvigorate the Air Force cadets program.
“This new training initiative, which will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) based training will inspire cadets to learn and keep pace with technologies being adopted by the Royal Australian Air Force,” Minister Pyne said.
“As part of the program, the Australian Air Force Cadets have ordered over 3,000 micro-drones from JAR Aerospace – one of the largest ever purchases of drones in Australia,” Minister Pyne said.
Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Darren Chester MP, welcomed the new program.
“Working with JAR Aerospace, an emerging and exciting local defence contractor, will ensure every cadet, irrespective of their location, will have access to engaging, fun and educational STEM courses using drone technology,” Minister Chester said.
“The training will also focus on project management and leadership, building these skills in our future aerospace and defence leaders.”
The initiative will be rolled out to Australian Air Force Cadets from 1 July 2019.