Boeing’s Loyal Wingman designated MQ-28A Ghost Bat
AUSTRALIA’s MINISTER for Defence, Peter Dutton, announced on March 20 during a ceremony at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, Queensland, that the Australian-built Boeing Air Power Teaming System/Loyal Wingman uncrewed combat air vehicle has been officially designated the MQ-28A Ghost Bat. Dutton also said that it had successfully completed its three test flight series.
Chinese Navy ship lases RAAF Poseidon near Australia
While a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was conducting a routine surveillance flight over Australia’s northern approaches on February 17, it detected a laser illuminating the aircraft.
RAAF bids farewell to the Classic Hornet
After over three and a half decades of service, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has farewelled the F/A-18A/B Hornet via an end of era event hosted on November 29
Three more RAAF F-35As delivered
A further three Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-35A Lightning IIs have been delivered. They arrived at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, on November 20.
Rohde & Schwarz extends RAAF deployed air operations
Rohde & Schwarz Australia is completing mid-life upgrades to the Royal Australian Air Force’s Transportable Air Operations Towers with latest IP technology
Boeing’s Loyal Wingman makes progress in flight testing
Boeing Australia has announced the expansion to the flight-test programme of Boeing’s Airpower Teaming System, known as the Loyal Wingman, following the completion of two separate flight missions at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Woomera range in South Australia
Australia to buy attrition replacement for lost Growler
US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale of a single US Navy Boeing EA-18G Growler to the Australian government, which will act as an attrition replacement for an example that was damaged beyond repair by an engine fire on January 27, 2018
New home for Aussie Catalina
The RCMPA has been denied the ability to create a long hoped-for aviation heritage centre at the former WW2 era RAAF base Rathmines on the shores of Lake Macquarie
CAE, Seeing Machines to upgrade Australian Hawk simulators
CAE Australia has been awarded a contract by Australia’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. It was announced on August 24, that CAE Australia are to support the upgrade of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) three full-mission Hawk Mk127 simulators with the eye tracking training system developed by Seeing Machines.
RAAF graduates first F-35A pilots trained in Australia
Four RAAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter pilots have graduated from the platform’s first operational conversion course to be completed in Australia