07/16/2015: KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport with No. 33 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, refuels a variety of U.S. and Australian F/A-18 fighter’s during a training exercise that is part of Talisman Sabre 2015, 13 July 2015.
Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity for nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian Defence Forces to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase both countries’ ability to plan and execute a full range of operations from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts.
Credit:19th Public Affairs Detachment:7/12/15
With the Aussies, Singapore and South Korea all buying the Airbus tankers, the Airbus tanker fleet will become a key lynchpin for extended air operations in the region.