The Royal Australian Navy has managed to integrate the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk naval helicopter with a range of vessels that were not included in the original plans when Australia decided to acquire the type.
Christian Scherer, Airbus Defense & Space's executive vice president of marketing & sales, said today that he expected an export order for the A400M airlifter by the end of the year — the first since Malaysia signed for four aircraft in December 2005.
The Airbus KC-30A multirole tanker transport (MRTT) is on track to achieve final operating capability this year with the Royal Australian Air Force, according to Air Commodore Warren McDonald, air mobility group commander.
A senior defense procurement official said Australia is looking to enter into an agreement with the US Navy in order to influence future development of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime unmanned aerial system.
A RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aerial vehicle has arrived at the Avalon Air Show in Victoria, Australia, marking the first appearance of the high-altitude, long-endurance system at an international airshow.