Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, today announced that a collaborative research program between the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the US Navy has resulted in upgrades to the radar warning receiver in the Royal Australian Air Force’s F/A-18F Super Hornets.
An $18 million project to construct a Multi User Barge Ramp Facility in Darwin has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester announced today.
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester and the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO today presented the Australian Air Force Cadets with their newest self-launching glider at the Australian International Airshow 2015, at Avalon.
Australia will cooperate with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence to develop an advanced maritime strike weapon for the F-35A Joint Strike Fighters, the Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews announced today.
Defence Air Support to Emergency Operations Increases
The Australian Defence Force has deployed additional aircraft and air operations ground support to assist with natural disaster recovery efforts across the country.
Today the Chief of Joint Operations (CJOPS), Vice Admiral David Johnston and key operations staff of Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) provided me with an update on Defence support to cyclone relief operations in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester, today announced that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has commenced training aircrew and support staff on United States Air Force (USAF) MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations in the United States.
The Australian Defence Force has deployed a 100-person Emergency Support Force (ESF) from the Townsville-based 3rd Brigade to assist recovery operations in the areas worst affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
The integration of air power across the Australian Defence Force will provide Australia with new possibilities in the future, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence Darren Chester said today in Melbourne.
Speaking at the Chief of Air Force Symposium, Mr Chester spoke about the possibilities of air power.
Flight training is about to commence on Australia’s newest transport aircraft, the Alenia C-27 J Spartan Battlefield Airlift aircraft.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester has confirmed that over the coming weeks, RAAF aircrew will commence airborne training in Texas in United States.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester today congratulated the United States Air Force and industry partner Northrop Grumman for a world first in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology.
The Australian Defence Force continues to support Queensland Emergency Management officials with post-disaster assessment and recovery following the passage of Cyclone Marcia through Yeppoon and Rockhampton.
Today the Government announces the acquisition strategy for the Future Submarine Program. This announcement sets out further details of the competitive evaluation process that will be undertaken by the Department of Defence.
Defence Minister, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, and his New Zealand counterpart, the Hon Gerry Brownlee, met for the first time in Melbourne today.
The meeting occurred as both nations prepare to commemorate a century since the landings at Gallipoli.
Defence Minister Kevin Andrews today congratulated both BAE Systems Australia and TAE on securing regional maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade responsibilities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter airframe and engine.
Australia and the UK today reaffirmed the importance of our close partnership on a range of security and foreign policy issues at the seventh annual Australia-UK Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN), in Sydney.