Mission Data System Files for Core Allies: The Norwegian-Italian Reprogramming F-35 Lab

07/15/2019
The NIRL provides Norway and Italy F-35 mission data files used to assess what threats to search for and when, enabling the 5th generation fighter to decipher and control the battlespace. A ceremony was held at the end of June 2019, opening the new facility. [maxgallery id="125938"] In an article…

USMC Ospreys in Oz for Talisman Sabre 2019

07/13/2019
In these photos, MV-22B Osprey aircraft are seen flying over the Rockhampton Showground pavilion as a display put on for the Rockhampton Open Day as part of Talisman Sabre 2019. [maxgallery id="126030"] Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19) is a bilateral combined Australian and United States (US) training activity. TS19 is designed…

Raptors in Oz for Talisman Sabre 19

07/11/2019
Talisman Sabre 19 (TS19) is a bilateral combined Australian and United States (US) training activity. TS19 is designed to practice our respective military services and associated agencies in planning and conducting Combined and Joint Task Force operations, and improve the combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and US forces. [maxgallery…

UK Focusing on New Weapons Developments

07/11/2019
According to an article published by the UK Ministry of Defence on July 9, 2019, the UK is focusing on developing new laser and radio frequency weapons. The state-of-the-art weapons systems, known as Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), are powered solely by electricity and operate without ammunition. The systems could be…

USAF F-35s Serviced by Norwegian Maintainers at Orland Airbase

07/11/2019
by Master Sgt. Austin May ORLAND AIR BASE, Norway – For the first time outside the U. S., Norwegian and American F-35 Lightning II maintainers worked together on their aircraft June 17, 2019. A team of five maintainers and four pilots from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Norway…

Community Day at RAAF Williamtown: Focusing on the F-35

07/06/2019
On 5 July 2019, RAAF Base Williamtown hosted an F-35A Community Day for invited community members, leaders, organisational representatives and Defence community partners of the Hunter region. Guests were treated to a ‘windscreen’ familiarisation tour with Air Force personnel providing commentary and a unique insight into the Base, its infrastructure…

Celebrating the 77th Anniversary of No. 77 Squadron at RAAF Williamtown

07/06/2019
The Royal Australian Air Force’s Number 77 Squadron conducted a flypast over RAAF Base Williamtown on July 5, 2019 in a ‘double seven’ formation to mark the unit’s 77 years of operations. The flypast took the 16 F/A-18A Hornets over RAAF Williamtown and well as the Lower Hunter and Port…