Australian P-8 Trains Over the Indian Ocean

A Royal Australian Air Force No 11 Squadron P-8A Poseidon with Harpoon missiles attached conducts a training sortie over the Indian Ocean. [maxgallery id="115538"] Australian Department of Defence March 28, 2018

HMAS Toowoomba Working Naval Cooperation in the APR

HMAS Toowoomba departed Fleet Base East for a three month deployment to South East Asia. The helicopter frigate will participate in exercises with foreign navies and regional engagement including Malaysia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Singapore. Credit Photos: Australian Department of Defence March 25, 2018

B-52 in Australia to Work With RAAF

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Bombers arrive at RAAF Base Darwin to train with the Royal Australian Air Force as part of Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC). [maxgallery id="115581"] Enhanced Air Cooperation builds on a broad range of combined air exercises and training activities undertaken between the US and Australia, which…

Exploring HMAS AE1

His Majesty’s Australian Submarine AE1 was launched in the yard of Vickers Ltd at Barrow-in-Furness, England on 22 May 1913.  She commissioned at Portsmouth on 28 February 1914 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Thomas Fleming Besant, RN.  She was the first of two E Class submarines built for the fledgling Royal Australian…

Australian QRA Support for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Aircrew from No. 1 Squadron, will be providing a quick reaction force as part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) support to the Queensland Government for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft will be on alert to respond to any incursion of the airspace for the…

3rd Squadron Marks Changeover to F-35

On 8 December 2017 ten F/A-18A/B Hornets, flown by No 3 Squadron pilots, form up in the shape of a number 3 to mark the final large formation of the classic jet under the No 3 Squadron color.  [maxgallery id="115507"] No 3 Squadron are set to change over to the…

Luke Days 2018

Luke Days demonstrates the Air Force’s continuing progress in building the future of airpower with military and civilian air acts including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-35 and F-22 static displays, science, technology, engineering, and math exhibits, and military operations demonstrations. [maxgallery id="115693"] LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ, UNITED STATES…

Ocean Explorer 2018

Two submarines, 12 ships and embarked aircraft took  part in one of the largest fleet concentration activities, Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018submarines. OCEAN EXPLORER was carried out over a three week period off the east coast of Australia, including the Bass Straight, Jervis Bay, Maitland Bay and adjacent sea and air…