CASG news

Recent news on issues relevant to the Defence and industry.
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  • exciting-era-thumb

    18 Sep 2018

    Exciting era unfolds

    The Royal Australian Air Force, F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, A35-009, is the first Australian F-35A that will be transferred directly to the Royal Australian Air Force for No. 3 Squadron operations.

  • Evolving-F35-thumb

    17 Sep 2018

    Evolving for the future

    A capability as complex as the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) isn’t something you buy, deliver, fly and forget about.

  • stealth_strike_thumb

    03 Sep 2018

    Stealth strike

    An Australian F-35A aircraft dropped two inert GBU-31v3 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) weapons for the first time on July 20, marking a ground-breaking step in the evolution of Air Force’s fifth-generation strike capability.

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    30 Aug 2018

    Construction of new Joint Strike Fighter maintenance facility in Queensland

    TAE Aerospace will develop a Turbine Engine Maintenance Facility (TEMF) in Bundamba, south-east Queensland, which will support in-country sustainment of Australia’s fifth-generation F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft.

  • F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter A35-002 just before landing at RAAF Base Amberley, Australia

    02 Aug 2018

    Australian companies awarded development funding for innovative defence technology

    Chemring Australia and Quickstep Holdings Ltd have secured funding for product development and cost reduction initiatives for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) countermeasure flares.

  • Deliveries pave way for fighters

    20 Jul 2018

    Deliveries pave way for fighters

    Support equipment critical to successful F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) operations in Australia has started appearing at RAAF Base Williamtown as the countdown to the arrival of our first two aircraft gains pace.

  • VerticalTail thumb

    18 Jul 2018

    Australian company delivers its 50th vertical tail for Joint Strike Fighters

    Victorian-based company Marand Precision Engineering has delivered its 50th Vertical Tail in support of the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.

  • future_frigate_thumbnail

    29 Jun 2018

    Defending Australia and securing our shipbuilding sovereignty

    The Turnbull Government will deliver one of the world’s most advanced anti-submarine warfare frigates, create 4000 Australian jobs and secure a local naval shipbuilding industry for decades to come.

  • JSF Division Engineers in Top Gear

    22 Jun 2018

    JSF Division engineers in top gear

    Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Division engineers are working hard in the lead-up to an Airworthiness Board in August to ensure the Australian F-35A JSF is successfully certified before the arrival of our first two aircraft in December.

  • Two-F35A-in-flight-thumb

    01 Jun 2018

    Systems are go for Joint Strike Fighter

    Australia’s first two F-35A aircraft to be permanently based at RAAF Base Williamtown are on schedule to arrive in December and a substantial body of work is happening behind the scenes to make sure the aircraft can successfully operate in Australia.