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Never Stand Still
School of Engineering and Information Te chnology
-- Systems Engineering Practice
-- Requirements Engineering
-- Test & Evaluation
-- Capability Option Analysis
Plus four elective courses.
-- Test and Evaluation
-- Space Systems
-- Electronic Warfare
-- Marine Engineering
-- Weapons Ordnance
Entry to the program is available
-- with a relevant first degree
-- without a first degree providing they
have acceptable experience and/or
-- via distance or intensive delivery mode
Applications for Semester 1 close
20 January 2014 (Defence funding
applications close 1 November 2013).
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program please contact:
Telephone: +61 2 6268 9566
The Master of Systems Engineering (MSysEng) at the University of New South Wales
in Canberra provides you with the opportunity to acquire high-level understanding
and advanced analytical skills in the key areas of systems engineering, requirements
engineering, test and evaluation, and capability option analysis.
November 7, 2013
young women to fly
AIR Force is encouraging the devel-
opment of young female pilots with
two sponsored scholarships open to
women under the age of 24.
The scholarships are available
through the Australian Women
Pilots' Association (AWPA) and CAF
AIRMSHL Geoff Brown said they
were intended to encourage young
women to pursue flying careers by
helping with training costs.
This is the third year Air Force
has sponsored the Formation or
Aerobatic Endorsement Scholarship
and the AWPA Navigation Component
According to AWPA, as a result
of the RAAF's support over the past
two years, three female pilots have
achieved an aerobatics rating and a
fourth will soon undertake her private
pilot's licence navigation exercises.
The 2013 recipient of a RAAF
scholarship, Larissa Stephens, said it
was an honour to be selected.
"I really appreciate the support the
RAAF has provided me," Ms Stephens
"I am now able to instruct in for-
mation endorsements and this schol-
arship has improved my employability
and widened my career opportunities.
"I've learnt so much and had a
wonderful time along the way."
Applications are now open and
need to be submitted by January 31
Further information is available at
OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND: Larissa Stephens, the 2013 recipient of the
RAAF/Australian Women Pilots' Association Formation Scholarship.
THE long overdue makeover of
four of RAAF Base Darwin's
long-term residents is complete.
The Mirage fighter A3-100 has
been returned to pride of place
within the base memorial garden
after an extensive restoration.
Two Bloodhound missiles that
have stood guard at the base's
entry for more than three decades
have been repaired and repaint-
ed, as has the Mirage tail fin that
stands outside No. 13 Squadron
The Bloodhound missiles were
fenced off during the onsite refur-
bishment while the Mirage fighter
was delicately moved to an onsite
workshop for its extensive makeo-
ver.Reserve members from Air
Force Heritage's Static Display
Aircraft Support Section based at
RAAF Base Amberley, as well as
No. 75 Squadron personnel from
RAAF Base Tindal, carried out the
SGT John Power said his team,
which included aircraft technicians,
aircraft structural fitters and aircraft
surface finishers, arrived in Darwin
in July to begin work on all four
Air Force Heritage items.
SGT Power said a significant
amount of deteriorated paint was
removed, which revealed extensive
corrosion on all the items. Sections
of the skin, a large amount of riv-
ets, and stabilisation cables had to
"We repaired and replaced sec-
tions of frames and skin, cables,
rivets and bolts," SGT Power said.
"Most importantly, we had to
make the displays safe for the gen-
Commanding Officer 13SQN
WGCDR Robert Graham said the
Bloodhound missiles and Mirage
fighters were important features of
"The Bloodhounds have been
gate guardians for decades and
were very tired and in need of a bit
of care," WGCDR Graham said.
"Their preservation is very
important not only for Air Force,
but also for the city of Darwin."
The RAAF took delivery of its
first Mirage in 1963 and Darwin
was the home base for 75SQN
Mirages from 1983 to 1988.
Bloodhound missiles were
tested at the Woomera range in the
1950s and based at RAAF Base
Williamtown from 1961 until 1968,
with a detachment at Darwin from
When the missiles were
removed from service, Darwin was
one of the sites selected to place
them as gate guardians.
JOB WELL DONE: Restoration team members, back row from left, WOFF Stan Lawler, SGT John Power,
FSGT Jeff Ryan and FSGT Bob Millis. Front, LAC Sean Collins.
Pride of place
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