Australian Army Relief Support in Australia

02/16/2019
Due to the effects of the unprecedented weather event in Northern Queensland on farmers and their livestock in the region, The Australian Defence Force has been asked to provide critical lift support.  Joint Task Force 646 established a forward operating base out of Cloncurry in western Queensland on 9 February…

Operation HIGHROAD (2)

02/15/2019
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

02/14/2019
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…

Operation Highroad

02/11/2019
A team of Australian Defence Force service men and women is helping Afghanistan to develop a professional, capable and sustainable air force. The Australians train, assist and advise their Afghan counterparts on command and control, armament and munitions, air operations, engineering, logistics and life support equipment maintenance. [maxgallery id="122620"] Their…

Return of HMAS COLLINS

02/08/2019
Members of the Submarine Community and HMAS Collins family members greeted HMAS Collins as she comes alongside at Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling. [maxgallery id="122558"] Since returning to service after her full cycle docking, HMAS Collins has conducted a variety of activities on the East coast of Australia. HMAS Collins…

Australian-trained ATACs Add Bite to Afghanistan’s fight  

02/04/2019
The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  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 is the…

Italian Eurofighter Intercept

02/01/2019
Rome 17 December 2018 Two F-2000 Eurofighter jets have scrambled to intercept a civilian aircraft – belonging to an Australian airline and flying from Crete to Spain- that had lost radio contact. Communication was interrupted while the aircraft was crossing Italy's airspace. The two Air Force interceptor aircraft from 37th Wing-Trapani, having established that no emergency…

F-35 Arrival Ceremony at Williamtown Air Base

12/21/2018
The first two RAAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters to be based in Australia have been formally welcomed to their home base of RAAF Williamtown December 10, 2018. [maxgallery id="122262"] The two jets, A35-009 and -010 arrived at Williamtown at 10:20am on December 10 from RAAF Amberley Williamtown.  The aircraft…