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Making an impact in engineering

Squadron Leader Louise Burr has won the Australian Defence Magazine Women in Defence Award for Engineering. Photo: Sergeant David Gibbs

While juggling home schooling and snack making in Newcastle, Squadron Leader Louise Burr was the acquisition facilities lead for a $1.5 billion F-35A Joint Strike Fighter project, winning her the Australian Defence Magazine Women in Defence Award for Engineering for 2021. 

New contract for fast-jet training aircraft

Minister for Defence Peter Dutton at the Hawk 127 contract signing at RAAF Base Williamtown. Photos: Leading Aircraftman Samuel Miller

Minister for Defence Peter Dutton announced on February 21 that the Australian Government has committed $1.5 billion to upgrade and extend in-service support for the Royal Australian Air Force’s Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter Training System, based in the Hunter region and Perth.