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  • 17 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), conducted high-intensity land strike training with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as part of exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 (TS15), July 16. The land strike training was one of 10 large-force strikes against simulated land adversaries throughout TS15. Lt. […]

  • 30 May 2014

    Visits to 816 and 723 Squadrons, a flight in a Squirrel helicopter, simulator experience in flying a Seahawk and an anti-submarine warfare demonstration were all part of the busy itinerary that Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, recently put together for Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld.   Commodore Di Pietro invited the RAAF […]

  • 29 May 2014

    Personnel from HMAS Tobruk, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have been awarded Military Civic Action medals by the Philippines Government for their assistance following Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013.   Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Philippines, General Emmanuel Trinidad Bautista, awarded the medals onboard Tobruk yesterday, while the […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Royal Australian Air Force crews have helped save the lives of 13 people onboard two vessels at the opposite ends of Australia over a two-day period. In the first incident, an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and its specialist crew located a vessel in distress with 12 people onboard about 520 nautical miles north-east of […]

  • 18 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Air Commodore Ken Watson says his personnel at Headquarters Northern Command have blood worth bottling – and he led them in to the Red Cross Blood Bank to prove it. Personnel from across Navy, Army and RAAF – who spend their working days coordinating Border Protection operations and finalising plans for the upcoming cyclone season […]

  • 30 December 2020

    Australia Air Force’s maritime patrol capability will be boosted with the defense ministry set to acquire two more P-8A Poseidon surveillance and response aircraft, bringing the total fleet size to 14.

  • 28 October 2020
    Industry news

    Aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman has started construction on Australia’s first MQ-4C Triton, an unmanned maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.

  • 9 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Flying at a maximum speed of about 565 mph, at about 41,000 feet, the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon already covers an operational area of about 1,200 nautical miles during a four-hour on-station period. Now, add air-to-air refueling for extended range and endurance and an advanced search and rescue kit and officials say the P-8A is […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Australia has taken delivery of its newest maritime surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, at a ceremony in Seattle, USA. The aircraft is now undergoing its verification and validation flying in the United States, and will join the rest of the fleet in Australia, based at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia. The received P-8A is […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Royal Australian Navy’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) joint task force have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to South and South East Asia. The flagship HMAS Canberra anchored off Darwin, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017. Chief of Joint […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Air Force has received its eighth Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, Australia’s defense minister announced on April 9.   The aircraft number eight had been identified as RAAF’s long-term fatigue management aircraft and had been fitted with a raft of diagnostic equipment, according to minister Christopher Pyne. “The Poseidon is a cutting edge […]

  • 4 April 2019

    The Australian defense ministry announced it is buying the second of a planned fleet of six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft. Australia is acquiring the Tritons through a cooperative program with the United States Navy. The MQ-4C is being acquired to complement Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft operations. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said the […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Australian Navy task group composed of landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra, frigate HMAS Newcastle, and tanker HMAS Sirius, departed Sydney Harbour on February 17 to start a series of exercises and engagements with regional allies. The task group will spend the next several weeks participating in exercise Ocean Explorer, a major training activity off the […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Los Angeles-class attack submarine and P-8A Poseidon crews from the US Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force have completed their participation in the annual, multilateral exercise Sea Dragon. This year’s exercise was conducted out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and concluded on January 22. Participating US units were Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, VP-16, […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy and Australian Air Force kicked off the annual anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon on January 14. The multilateral exercise is based out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with this year’s event running until Jan. 25. Participating US units will include Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, VP-16, both operating under CTF-72, and Commander, […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Australia’s future P-8A Poseidon pilots are set to benefit from a new simulator and training systems facility at RAAF Base Edinburgh after it was officially handed over to the defense department on August 17. Australian defense minister Marise Payne said the advanced P-8A training system would better prepare Australian Defence Force pilots and maintenance crews for their […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Australian P-8A Poseidon aircraft has achieved another milestone successfully firing its first Harpoon anti-ship missile during exercise RIMPAC 18 off Hawaii. The ATM-84J Harpoon missile was launched from the aircraft to sink its target, decommissioned US Navy ship USS Racine. Australian defense minister, senator Marise Payne, said the Harpoon is integral to the P-8A reaching […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian government announced it is investing AU$1.4 billion in the acquisition of six MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The UAS will be acquired through a cooperative program with the US Navy. Australia is buying the UAS to complement the surveillance role of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft through sustained operations at long ranges as […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Swedish submarine specialist Saab and its Dutch partner Damen have unveiled official images of their proposal for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarine replacement program. Speaking to Dutch newspaper Telegraaf, the heads of two companies provided drawings and first details on the capabilities of their submarine proposal. According to the images released by the companies, […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australia’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft achieved Initial Operating Capability, Australia’s defense minister Marise Payne has announced. Minister Payne congratulated the Air Force and the defense department’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) on achieving the milestone five months ahead of schedule. “Together the P-8A Poseidon and the future MQ-4C Triton aircraft will provide Australia […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) under which the two will be working together to develop new jammer technology. The two parties, both operating EA-18G Growlers, agreed to jointly mature the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (NGJ-MB) capability. The MoU was signed at US Pacific Fleet […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon capable of attacking stationary land and moving maritime targets – the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1  – has recently achieved full operational capability. As a result of this, all US squadrons are now outfitted with JSOW C-1, Naval Air Systems Command said in an announcement. “Formal declaration of full […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian Department of Defence and Boeing Defence Australia have signed a contract for the next four years of sustainment for the Australian next generation of maritime patrol and response aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. Australia plans to operate a total of 15 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. 12 P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft have been approved for acquisition with an additional three […]

  • 11 July 2016

    There was a period in Royal Australian Navy history when the service operated two aircraft carriers simultaneously, Sgt Dave Morley explains as he outlines the history of HMAS Vengeance. The Navy’s intended second light fleet aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne II, suffered delays in England in the early 1950s, while undergoing an upgrade, consequently the carrier HMS Vengeance […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australia’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft recently completed its maiden flight. The aircraft flew a short distance from Renton Airfield to Boeing Field in Washington State USA, to where the P-8A’s mission systems will be installed as part of project AIR 7000. The $5.4 billion P-8A program will provide Australia’s future manned maritime patrol and […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Philippine armed forces are hosting this year’s Balikatan which is set to run from April 4 – 16 in the province of Antique, Philippines. Balikatan is an annual multi-layered exercise between the Philippines and the U.S. Pacific Command which spans humanitarian and civic assistance events, and joint field training exercises. The Australian department of defense also […]