Australia’s leap into the future of air combat and electronic warfare just hit a new stride, mates.

We’re talking about a whopping AU$600 million ($401 million), five-year contract extension with Boeing, stretching out till 2030.

This isn’t just a handshake and a pat on the back; it’s a full-on embrace with the big guns of defense, reinforcing the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers.

This move isn’t just about keeping up with the Joneses; it’s about outpacing them.