Lockheed Martin rolled out first two F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today, it said in a press release.
Frank Kendall, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics said, "The fighter jet program is an integral component of our ongoing joint commitment to stability and peace in the Asia-Pacific."
The contract is worth more than $412 million already sanctioned and might go up to $6 billion in expected manufacturing orders over the life of the program.
The aircraft, known as AU-1 and AU-2, will undergo scheduled functional fuel system checks before being sent for ground and flight tests in the coming months. The jets are expected to arrive at Luke Air Force Base, Aizona and will be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force later this year and will conduct pilot training for Australian Air Force.
Australia is to take delivery of its first F-35 fighter jet on Thursday from Lockheed Martin. It plans to buy another 72
The Australian Department of Defense today announced it was restructuring the trouble $8.5 billion destroyer program
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for AIM 9X-2 Sidewinder missiles and associated equipment worth $534 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 13, 2014
Australia is buying 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth $11.5 billion, making a total of 72 jets owned by the government
BAE Systems, Beechcraft and CAE have developed an integrated pilot training system (PTS) that fully meets the Australian Defence Forces requirements by delivering highly cost-effective training for its AIR 5428 project. The team has offered a proven system that focuses on delivering advanced skill levels, reducing training times and improving productivity
Australia is interested in buying military submarines from Japan despite having vowed to build them at home. Australia may buy 12 4,000 ton Soryu class stealth diesel engine submarines and would replace six outdated Collin-class boats by 2030
The Australian Government has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide specialised vehicles for the Australian Defence Forces Special Operations. Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced that Supacat Ltd will supply 89 Special Operations Vehicle – Commando, in a contract that will create approximately 150 new jobs in western Sydney and Victoria
Australian Minister for Defense David Johnston today announced approval to upgrade and enhance Global Positioning System (GPS) capability of the Australian Defense Force valued at $30 million. “The Government recognizes that to ensure the ADF remains viable and robust we need to invest in force protection, countermeasures, protective security, system redundancy, lower signatures and stealth for our capabilities and systems,” Senator Johnston said
Australia's Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the United States Navy has executed an Advanced Acquisition Contract for Australias P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Senator Johnston said this key Defence procurement would allow the withdrawal of the ageing AP-3C Orion fleet, and enable Boeing US to place lead time orders in support of Australias first four P-8A aircraft
F-35B has completed wet runway and crosswind testing, which comprised 37 missions over a 41 day period using aircraft BF-4 on Wednesday. “This testing is critical to 2B flight software fleet release and the Marine Corps,” says J
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