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Australia, Japan to Hold First Joint Air Combat Exercise
September 11, 2019

Australia, Japan to Hold First Joint Air Combat Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Bushido Guardian 2019 exercise will be held from September 11 to October 8 in Japan.

Australia’s First Locally-Trained F-35A Pilots Take Flight With Stealth Fighter
August 08, 2019

Australia’s First Locally-Trained F-35A Pilots Take Flight With Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first Australian-trained F-35A pilots have conducted their first training mission on the stealth aircraft earlier this month.
First F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in Australia
December 10, 2018

First F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in Australia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Royal Australian Air Force has received its first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters to be permanently based in Australia.

Australia Deploys P-8A Poseidon to Japan to Enforce North Korea Sanctions
December 07, 2018

Australia Deploys P-8A Poseidon to Japan to Enforce North Korea Sanctions

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia will deploy the maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance to prevent sanctions evasions.

Australian Air Force’s New Sub-Hunting Plane Fires First Harpoon Missile
July 24, 2018

Australian Air Force’s New Sub-Hunting Plane Fires First Harpoon Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
An RAAF P-8A Poseidon fired its first Harpoon anti-ship missile during this year’s RIMPAC maritime exercise.

India’s Air Force to Participate in Australia’s ‘Pitch Black’ Air Combat Exercise
July 23, 2018

India’s Air Force to Participate in Australia’s ‘Pitch Black’ Air Combat Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Air Force will for the first time participate in the Royal Australian Air Force’s biennial ‘Pitch Black’ air combat drill.

Australia’s Role in a New Korean War
November 15, 2017

Australia’s Role in a New Korean War

By Rowan Allport
What role would Australia's military play if a Second Korean War broke out?
Australia to Buy Precision-Guided Glide Bombs For F-35 Stealth Fighters
October 03, 2017

Australia to Buy Precision-Guided Glide Bombs For F-35 Stealth Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. State Department recently approved a possible sale of precision-guided glide bombs to Australia.

Boeing Rolls out Australia’s 1st New Sub-Hunting Plane
October 04, 2016

Boeing Rolls out Australia’s 1st New Sub-Hunting Plane

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force was rolled out in Seattle last week.

Boeing to Produce 4 Anti-Submarine Warfare Planes for Australia
July 24, 2016

Boeing to Produce 4 Anti-Submarine Warfare Planes for Australia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A U.S. Navy contract modification awarded the U.S. aircraft maker a $100 million order for four new aircraft.

Australia’s First New Anti-Submarine Warfare Plane Completes Maiden Flight
May 25, 2016

Australia’s First New Anti-Submarine Warfare Plane Completes Maiden Flight

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Royal Australian Air Force’s first Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft completed its maiden flight today.
'Nearly All' Australian Patrols in South China Sea Are Challenged by China
February 05, 2016

'Nearly All' Australian Patrols in South China Sea Are Challenged by China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Australia's air force chief said more and more Australian patrol flights were being warned away by China.

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