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Rafael Demonstrates Air Defence Systems to International Audience

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Representatives from 16 countries took part in a special demonstration conducted by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of its air defence systems and capabilities, which also included seminars and meetings with top Israeli Ministry of Defence (IMOD) and Air Force officials.   Yossi Horowitz, Director of Marketing and BD for Rafael's Air...

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Rosoboronexport Puts Up Strong Show at Indo Defence 2016

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Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is displaying 225 pieces of military hardware, signifying its strong commitment for the Indonesian defence market, at the Indo Defence show, underway in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Nine stands by major Russian domestic defense manufacturers are showcasing the latest Russian Military hard...

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Refuel International wins $47 million fuel tanker contract

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne, today announced Refuel International - based in Sunshine West in Melbourne – has won the $47 million contract to construct the Australian Defence Force’s new aviation fuel tankers. The new fleet will allow the Australian Defence Force to retire its current ageing fleet of r...

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RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to a United States Air Force C-17A Globemaster III

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The first air-to-air refuelling from an RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to a United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III occurred on February 10 over Edwards Air Force Base in the United States. The five-hour sortie saw 39 contacts between the KC-30A and C-17A aircraft. During these contacts approximately 6,800 kilograms ...

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RAAF heads to Nevada for Exercise Red Flag

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The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed 14 aircraft and approximately 410 personnel to Exercise Red Flag 16-1 in the United States. Held at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada from January 19 until February 13, Exercise Red Flag 16-1 will involve 6 F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from RAAF Base Amberley, 6 F/A-18 A/B Hornet aircraft from RA...

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Refreshed tanks delivered to School of Armour

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The first of ten ‘refreshed’ M1A1 Abrams tanks has been delivered to the Army’s School of Armour at Puckapunyal, Victoria. The Land Systems Division (LSD) within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) worked with Army and Joint Logistics Unit – Victoria (JLU-V) to deliver the tanks as part of a major Ta...

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RAND report into Australian shipbuilding released

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Today the Government releases a comprehensive report into the Australian naval ship building industry, Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise – preparing for the 21st century by the RAND Corporation, one of the world’s leading defence think-tanks. In September last year, the Government commissioned RAND to conduct a detailed...

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RAAF launches Plan Jericho vision.

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A strategy to transform the Royal Australian Air Force for the future, Plan Jericho, was today released by the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO.   Releasing Plan Jericho in Melbourne ahead of tomorrow’s Australian International Airshow at Avalon, AIRMSHL Brown said the much-anticipated plan would set Air Force on a path o...

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RAAF units participate in Exercise RED FLAG 15-1 in Nevada

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Three weeks of intensive air combat training wraps up today as Exercise RED FLAG 15-1 concludes at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. A contingent of 150 Royal Australian Air Force personnel have participated with two C-130J Hercules transports and an AP-3C Orion surveillance aircraft, working alongside counterparts from the United States and Unit...

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RAAF celebrates 100 years of military aviation

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The Royal Australian Air Force will tomorrow mark 100 years of military aviation in Australia, celebrating the moment when Lieutenant Eric Harrison took off in a Bristol Boxkite aircraft at Point Cook on 1 March 1914.  The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, said it was important to remember the contribution past aviators had ...

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