Welcome to our Avalon Airshow newsletter for premium subscribers. As usual it's been a cracking Avalon air show and the the ADM team has enjoyed the events while catching up with the latest news and many of the guests and exhibitors present.
Thanks to all who have visited us already; if you haven’t yet called by our stand 2L1 in Hall B, we hope to see you before the end of the show.
So far we've seen the arrival of Growler, some great updates on F-35 from the US perspective and as we went to press the KC-30A achieved FOC and Garden Island facilities at Fleet Base East will receive a $213 million upgrade.
The Essington Lewis Awards (known formerly as the ADM/DMO Excellence in Collaboration Awards) will make a return this year after a short hiatus. We are currently seeking expressions of interest with a deadline set for March 21. Check out the Awards tab for details.
Finally, ADM's February Avalon Airshow special edition is available online,
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Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies released Air Force’s new 2017-2017 Strategy at the Chief of Air force Symposium this week prior to the Avalon Air Show. more»
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI), makers of the MQ-9 Reaper and Predator remote piloted aircraft, has launched its Team Reaper Australia solution for the ADF’s Project Air 7003 armed remote piloted aircraft system (RPAS) requirement. more»
The Royal Air Force is now expanding the capability of its Airbus A400M Atlas C.1 into tactical roles, according to Wing Commander Simon Boyle, Officer Commanding No.70 Squadron. more»
Four Australian innovators were presented with Aerospace Australia Industry Innovation Awards at Avalon 2017 yesterday. more»
Conversion training of aircrew for the RAAF’s KC-30A multi-role tanker transports (MRTTs) may soon dispense with live sorties and rely entirely on simulation. more»
Swiss firm RUAG is perhaps best known for its engineering and component services (having bought Rosebank Engineering in 2012), but one part of the company has put the Dornier 228 twin-turboprop utility aircraft back into production more»
At the Avalon Airshow on Tuesday, BAE Systems Australia launched a new website targeting Australian and regional stakeholders with an interest in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. more»
The Tactical Air Defence Radar System (TADRS) communication upgrade for the RAAF is now in service. more»
QinetiQ has signed a deal for four Airbus H125 helicopters as part of its modernisation of the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS), which it manages alongside the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). more»
Engineering and manufacturing company Varley Group has announced a $10 million partnership investment in US Defence Avionics Company, Coherent Technical Services (CTSi) at the Avalon Airshow. more»
Rheinmetall Defence Australia has Queensland and Victoria as potential locations for its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) after receiving a first and final round of bids from state governments to secure the project. more»
This year the Essington Lewis Awards will return with a gala dinner and awards night planned in Canberra on June 14. more»