Midwinter Airdrop to Australian Antarctic 


07/15/2016: In complete darkness and with temperatures below minus 30 degrees, Australia has successfully undertaken its first midwinter airdrop to Casey research station in Antarctica.

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster III dropped 1500 kilograms of cargo for the Australian Antarctic Division onto the Casey plateau on Saturday.

While the mission was designed as a capability test, it was able to deliver medical supplies, expeditioner mail and mechanical equipment to the wintering crew.

Credit: Australian Ministry of Defense:6/09/16