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    RAAF F-35 Maintenance Training Making Progress

    A number of maintenance personnel have returned to Australia to prepare for the arrival of the aircraft at RAAF Base Williamtown.

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    RAAF F-35 Maintenance Training Making Progress
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    Australian-Made Tail Installed on Australian F-35A Fighter

    The third Australian F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has received its Australian made vertical tail as it nears production completion.

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    Australian-Made Tail Installed on Australian F-35A Fighter
  • Featured Australia News

    Next Eight RAAF F-35As on Track for 2018 Delivery

    ​Australia’s next eight F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are in production at prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth final assembly plant ahead of delivery to the Commonwealth in 2018.

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    Next Eight RAAF F-35As on Track for 2018 Delivery

Australia News

  • Countdown is on for Australia’s F-35s

    Defence Connect // August 18, 2017
    Less than 500 days remain until the first two Australian F-35A aircraft arrive in Australia for permanent basing in Williamtown.
  • Lightning News

    Australian Ministry of Defence // May 16, 2017
    The Australian Ministry of Defence has released the latest version of Lightning News, sharing news and information about Australia’s F-35 Lightning II.
  • Joint Strike Fighter Contract To Boost Hunter Jobs

    NBN News // November 09, 2016
    Hundreds of millions of dollars will flow into the Hunter, off the back of news Australia will handle maintenance and repairs for the Joint Strike Fighter in the Asia Pacific.
  • JSF Announcement to Create Defence Industry Jobs

    Australia Minister for Defence // November 08, 2016
    In a major win for the nation’s defence industry, Australia has been chosen to provide Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade for the componentry of the Joint Strike Fighter in the Asia Pacific Region worth approximately $100 million to our economy, creating and sustaining hundreds if not thousands of jobs.
  • Joint Strike Fighter a Government-Industry Partnership Exemplar?

    The Mandarin // June 17, 2016
    Kim Gillis, the Department of Defence’s deputy secretary for its capability acquisition and sustainment group, told the 2016 Defence Industry Conference he believed there was no other program that better demonstrates the value of partnerships to build capability.