Australia’s first and only company to deliver air combat aircrew training to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Milskil, has been awarded a new contract to provide training services for the aircrew of the F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft.
Under this new contract to Raytheon Australia, starting today 1st August 2022, Milskil will deliver front and back seat aircrew training for the Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft for the next 5 years.
The contract signing follows Milskil’s previous contract and success in providing training to Super Hornet Pilots and Weapon Systems Operators as well as Growler Pilots and Electronic Warfare Officers from RAAF Base Amberley. Milskil also has a team who provides training management support and courseware development.
“We’ve been doing this under the previous contractual arrangements with Raytheon Australia since February 2010, so we now have the opportunity to build on and continue all the good work we’ve done to date under this new arrangement, known as the Electronic Attack Air Combat Training Support contract,” Milskil Founder and Chairman John Lonergan said.
“We’re pleased as a sovereign SME that the Air Force has put its faith in us as its training delivery partner once again as part of the Raytheon team.”
Milskil has been delivering aircrew instruction to the RAAF’s Air Combat Group since 2003. The company’s air combat aircrew instructors and air warfare domain specialists also provide training services for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) from Williamtown, NSW as well as exercise support. Milskil was the first and still is the only company to provide air combat aircrew training to the Australian Defence Force.
“Here at Milskil, we look forward to building on the solid relationship and partnership we have with Number 82 Wing,” said Mr Lonergan.
Milskil is preparing to celebrate 20 years of providing air combat aircrew training to the RAAF and will mark the milestone in January 2023.
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