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11/02/2018
The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is the most advanced, affordable fifth generation multi-role stealth fighter to meet Australia’s need to defeat emerging threats well into the future.  The F-35A is truly next-generation due to its stealth capability, advanced sensors, data fusion and its ability to share information with other aircraft, Army units and Navy ships.  The Australian Government has approved the purchase of 72 F-35A aircraft to replace F/A-18A/B Hornets. Royal Australian Air Force pilots…
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Rethinking Networks from a 5th Gen Perspective

11/15/2018By Ian McDonald AM, MSc, DipEng & AVM John Blackburn (Retd) AO, MA, MDefStud The phrase “5th Generation” (Gen) is often dismissed as just another fad, whilst totally… Read more »

The F-35 Digital Thread Production Process: Donald Kinard Provides an Overview

11/07/2018Don Kinard, Senior Fellow for F-35 Production, provided an overview on the history and the evolution of the F-35 production process. It is a process built around digital… Read more »

Shaping a Combat Infrastructure for 21st Century Operations: Visiting the Danish Joint Data Link Operations Centre

11/05/2018By Robbin Laird When looking at the evolution of an air force, the normal focus is upon the platforms they fly and the evolution of what those platforms… Read more »

Day in the Life of an F-35A Maintainer 

11/05/2018The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is the most advanced, affordable fifth generation multi-role stealth fighter to meet Australia’s need to defeat emerging threats well into the future.  The… Read more »

The RAAF Explains the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter  

11/02/2018The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is the most advanced, affordable fifth generation multi-role stealth fighter to meet Australia’s need to defeat emerging threats well into the future.  The… Read more »

Evolving the F-16 for Expeditionary Operations: A Danish Perspective on Shaping a Multi-Mission Aircraft

10/30/2018By Robbin Laird During my visit to Denmark in October 2018, I had a chance to visit Fighter Wing Skrydstrup and my host for the day was “SON”… Read more »

The Royal Danish Air Force Works the Transition

10/28/2018By Robbin Laird During my recent visit to Denmark, I had the chance to visit the Royal Danish Air Force fighter base at Skrydstrup. Squadron 727 and Squadron… Read more »

RAAF F-35 Engineering Officer Is Awarded US Meritorious Service Medal

10/28/2018By Andrew McLaughlin The RAAF’s first F-35A engineering officer, SQNLDR Nathan Draper, has been recognised by the US with the awarding of a Meritorious Service Medal for his… Read more »

Belgium Picks the F-35: President Macron Responds

10/27/2018Belgium is a key member of the European Participating Air Forces (EPAF) group which has flown F-16s for three decades. Denmark, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands and Portugal are the… Read more »