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Countdown is on for Australia’s F-35s

Defence Connect // August 18, 2017

The first F-35A support facility, the Off Board Information Systems Centre, was officially opened last month and will support the Australian ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System) as part of almost $1 billion worth of work being undertaken to transform Williamtown ready to support F-35A operations.

The Air Force’s Director Air Combat Transition Office, Group Captain Glen Beck, told CASG (Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group) the F-35A capability will transform the way Air Force does business.

"The new technology is very exciting, but getting our people ready to operate this large, global and technologically complex capability will be critical to our success," said Group Captain Beck.

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The first two Australian F-35A aircraft arrive in December 2018 and in early 2019 RAAF will start verifying and validating processes for operating the F-35A in the Australian context.

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