The F-35 Engine Removal and Installation (R&I) Mobility Trailer

The F-35 as a 21st century air platform has a number of innovations built into the aircraft and the overall air system to facilitate more effective maintenance and sustainability. One example is the Engine Removal and Installation (R&I) Mobility Trailer built in Australia for the F-35 global enterprise. According to the…

COMPACF at the Avalon Air Show 2019

U.S. Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, visited Australia for the Avalon Air Show 2019, and met with key allied air force leaders. [maxgallery id="123909"] MELBOURNE, VIC, AUSTRALIA 02.24.2019 Photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio Gamboa  Pacific Air Forces Public Affair

C-5M Delivers Parts for B-1B Sustainment

A C-5M Super Galaxy of the 433rd Airlift Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, shown on the Tinker AFB flight line after delivering outsized cargo to the Oklahoma City Air Logisitics Complex at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, Jan. 4, 2019.  [maxgallery id="122543"] The aircraft and crew delivered parts to repair a…

Red Flag 19-1

The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed a contingent of approximately 370 personnel to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for Exercise Red Flag 19-1, taking place from 22 January to 15 February 2019. [maxgallery id="123523"] Up to 6 F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Number 77 Squadron, an E-7A Wedgetail from…

F-35 at Red Flag 19-1

Pilots and maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing and 388th Fighter Wing's 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are participating in Red Flag 19-1 at Nellis AFB, Nevada.  [maxgallery id="123561"] This is wing's second Red Flag with the F-35A, America's most advanced multi-role fighter, which brings game-changing stealth,…

Operation HIGHROAD (2)

The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  [maxgallery id="122643"] In early December, the Afghan Air Force conducted its first night-time air strike inflicting heavy casualties on insurgents and destroying enemy munitions stores. Operation Highroad…

RAAF F-35s Commence Flight Operations

F-35A aircraft commenced scheduled flying operations at RAAF Base Williamtown during the last week of January 2019. [maxgallery id="123444"] The two aircraft from No 3 Squadron began a phase of operations designed to verify and validate the jet’s capabilities. These operations will continue for the next two years, in the…

Japanese Chief of Staff for Maritime Self Defense Force Visits the Australian Navy

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN hosted Chief of Staff for the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa in Sydney for a Counterpart Visit on the 29th January 2019. [maxgallery id="123430"] This is Admiral Murakawa’s first visit to Sydney, Australia which included wreath laying at…