News: Australia

  • Edwards AFB Squadron Tests Missile for European Ally’s F-35

    Edwards AFB Squadron Tests Missile for European Ally’s F-35

    Edwards AFB // November 04, 2016
    From Norway to Australia, members from a number of allied and partner nations have come to Edwards Air Force Base to team with base units to test systems, enhance international cooperation and advance their own air force’s capabilities.
  • ANALYSIS: Is it Live or is it Simulated? Only F-35 Knows for Sure

    ANALYSIS: Is it Live or is it Simulated? Only F-35 Knows for Sure

    Flightglobal // February 11, 2016
    Not only does the F-35’s full-mission simulator provide greater fidelity than previous generations of fighter trainers, it also compensates for the fact it is too expensive to equip every test and training range with the full complement of threats it would be likely to go up against.
  • F-35 Training at Luke AFB Gathers Pace with 34 Jets

    F-35 Training at Luke AFB Gathers Pace with 34 Jets

    Flightglobal // January 13, 2016
    The multinational pilot training centre at Luke AFB in Arizona has grown exponentially since receiving its first Lockheed Martin F-35 in March 2014, and that pace won’t let up in 2016 as the 56th Fighter Wing zips past 3,000 Lightning II sorties.
  • Australian Defence Industry Benefits from JSF Exports

    Australian Defence Industry Benefits from JSF Exports

    Australian Minister of Defence // October 29, 2015
    Australia’s JSF Program Manager, Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Chris Deeble, said that participation and collaboration from Australian defence industry will be critical to delivering and sustaining the new F-35 JSF aircraft.
  • F-35 Mission Continues to Evolve

    F-35 Mission Continues to Evolve

    56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // October 22, 2015

    As the world's premiere F-35 training base, Luke Air Force Base is constantly growing and improving to provide state-of-the-art training for F-35 Lightning ll pilots and maintainers.

  • First Refuel For RAAF KC-30A Refueller To F-35A

    First Refuel For RAAF KC-30A Refueller To F-35A

    Australian MOD // September 29, 2015
    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) completed the first fuel transfer with the air refuelling boom from a RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to a US Air Force (USAF) F-35A Joint Strike Fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
  • Norway, Australia Team to Upgrade Missile for F-35

    Norway, Australia Team to Upgrade Missile for F-35

    Defense News // September 21, 2015
    Under the Sept. 15 agreement, Australia will finance the development of a new RF-seeking capability, which will enable the missile to locate targets based on electronic signature.