US-Australian Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative


A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130J Hercules refuels a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey at RAAF Base Darwin, as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative. 

This refuelling trial was the first time the EAC initiative has integrated with aviation capabilities not assigned to the United States Air Force. 

Through combined training and improved interoperability, the EAC initiative enhances the capabilities of both forces, and position both nations to better respond to emergencies and disasters.

August 31, 2018

Australian Department of Defence