11 Februari 2017

RAAF JSF and Growler for the First Time will be Shown at Avalon Airshow

11 Februari 2017


RAAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (photo : newsapi)

Joint Strike Fighter to make Australian debut at the Australian International Airshow

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced that Australia’s two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters will make their first appearance in Australia at the Australian International Airshow.

Minister Payne said it was fitting the aircraft would make its first visit down under in time for the airshow, which comes one year after the Turnbull Government released the 2016 Defence White Paper that sets out a plan to create a more capable, agile and potent Australian Defence Force.

“The Joint Strike Fighter will be joined at the Airshow by Australia’s first EA-18G Growler,” Minister Payne said.

“Together, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the EA-18 G Growler represent a potent and technologically advanced air combat and strike capability that is essential to our ability to defend Australia and our national interests.

“Australia is the only country outside the United States operating the EA-18G Growler and its arrival represents a significant leap forward in our capability, introducing a dedicated electronic attack capability for the first time.”


RAAF EA-18G Growler (photo : Boeing)

Minister Pyne said this would be one of the most exciting airshows the ADF had organised, representing a significant occasion for defence industry.

“The EA-18G Growler and F-35A Lightning II represent the latest in cutting edge aviation technology, and include some of the very best of Australian industry,” he said.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the Australian public to see the future of aviation.

“The F-35A will bring significant opportunities to Australian industry, with already over $800 million in local design and production work, which is expected to grow significantly as the programme matures and production increases,” Minister Pyne said.

“Australian industry will continue to benefit when the jets are in service after Australia was selected as the JSF sustainment and maintenance hub for Asia and the Pacific following negotiations with the United States during my visit in October,” Mr Pyne said.

The first two F-35A aircraft, AU-001 and AU-002 will arrive at the airshow on Friday 3 March, returning to the United States via RAAF Base Amberley allowing Australian pilots to continue their training. The visit is a significant contribution by the United States Air Force Training Command, and Lockheed Martin to facilitate the deployment from Luke Air Force Base during their training period.

The F-35A will enter Australian service from late 2018, to replace the ageing FA-18A/B ‘Classic’ Hornets. Australia is a strategic partner in the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and has committed to 72 aircraft.

(RAAF)

10 komentar:

  1. pesawat tuapun jadi bagus jika di dampingi EA-18G Growler . Dia bisa membuat pespur lawan buta dan mudah di hancurkan .Indonesia harus cari anti dot untuk Growler ini.

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    1. Dia bukan utk berdepan pespur/pesawat lawan tp buat menggannggu mengacau sistem elektronik di daratan saperti sistem radar yg berbasis didarat ato di kapal laut.

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    2. @aloy man ,ya itu yang saya maksud .

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    3. @aloyman

      Growler mah ga pilih2...asal ketemu radar apa saja bisa "dibekep" sama dia, sepanjang output frekuensinya ga lebih besar atau lebih agile...itu yang growler memangsa F-22

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  2. F-35A dah ada lawannya KFX/IFX kerjasama KorSel cuma lagi proses pembuatan. EA-18G Growler ini yg belom ada lawannya, AURI keknya belom ada minat pesawat perang elektronik, mo beli AWACS aja ngga jadi2..

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    1. Iya lah, AURI kan udah enggak ada. Adanya TNI AU

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    2. Wkkkwwkk..lucu jg Si N Caan...

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  3. Aussy da pnya F 35...min kt pnya yg 35 jg lah...S usu...K...Susukhoi 35....

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  4. utk sementara dan mungkin slamanya pake rato ajah, radar moto supaya tak terkecoh, ini anti jammer terbaik.
    tembak pake aa gun..tat ttaattttaatt kewes kewess dah growlernye

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