POST WORLD WAR TWO TO THE JET AGE

Boeing 707
Boeing 707

Canberra
Canberra

Chinook
CH-47 Chinook

F-4 Phantom
F-4 Phantom

Jindivik
Jindivik

Lincoln
Lincoln

Macchi
Macchi

Mirage
Mirage

Mustang
Mustang

Nomad
Nomad

Sabre
Sabre

Vampire
Vampire

Winjeel
Winjeel

Honouring 100 years of RAAF

For the past 100 years, the men and women of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have taken to the skies to protect and serve Australia and its allies through wartime, peace keeping and humanitarian missions.

Boeing and its heritage companies have proudly partnered with the RAAF for much of the past century to help advance Australia’s air defences, working side-by-side to create next-generation products and services that help deliver transformational capabilities.

As we honour the remarkable achievements of the RAAF’s airmen and women, past and present, we reflect on our enduring partnership that has helped evolve the RAAF into the revolutionary, world-leading Air Force it is today.

RAAF 100 Years and Boeing Australia

Our enduring partnership

From the fighter bombers of World War II to the powerful intelligence, surveillance and combat platforms of the 21st century, Boeing remains ever-vigilant in advancing technology and capability to serve the men and women of the RAAF, all Australians and our allies. From the first Australian-built aircraft, the Wirraway, to the cutting edge Loyal Wingman, which is redefining the role of unmanned systems in future airborne missions, and our work on Air 6500, the RAAF’s Integrated Air Missile Defence system, we work together to reimagine aerospace.  In our rapidly changing threat environment, one thing remains steadfast: our shared commitment to collaborating, innovating and evolving for the next 100 years.


Delivering for the RAAF

Boeing Australia and our heritage companies - de Havilland Australia, Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, Government Aircraft Factories, Department of Aircraft Production, and Aerospace Technologies of Australia - have been proudly delivering frontline, mission critical aircraft and systems to the RAAF for much of the past century.


EARLY YEARS TO THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO

Beaufighter
Beaufighter

Beaufort
Beaufort

Boomerang
Boomerang

Mosquito
Mosquito

Tiger Moth
Tiger Moth

Wackett Trainer
Wackett Trainer

Wirraway
Wirraway

MODERN CONFLICT AND PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

ATS
ATS Loyal Wingman

BBJ Boeing Business Jet
BBJ Boeing Business Jet

Globemaster
C-17A Globemaster III

DHFCS
Defence High Frequency Comunications System

Wedgetail
E-7A Wedgetail

Growler
EA-18G Growler

F-111
F-111

Classic Hornet
FA-18AB Classic Hornet

Super Hornet
FA-18F Super Hornet

Currawong
Land 2072 Phase 2B 'Currawong'

P8-A Poseidon
P8-A Poseidon

Pilatus PC-9A
Pilatus PC-9A

Blackhawk
S-7OA Black Hawk

Wakulda
Wakulda Air Battlespace Management System

Stories of service

Boeing people have a deep, personal connection to the RAAF. Many have served their country, continue to serve, or work alongside the men and women of the RAAF. This drives a relentless focus to go above and beyond and an unwavering commitment to protecting those who protect us.

Casey

Andrew

Nik

Dillo

 

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Early years to the end of World War Two

 

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Post World War Two to the jet age

 

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Modern conflict and peacekeeping operations

 

Videos

RAAF E-7A Wedgetail Put Together Quickly

Loyal Wingman conducts first high-speed taxi test

RAAF EA-18G Growler first flight

Boeing Australia RAAF 100 Years Memories