KC-30A Inspection During Operation Okra

11/16/2017
11/16/17: The ground crew deployed with the KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) conduct a post flight inspection on the hose and drogue system of the aircraft. The inspection is looking for any damage, which may have been caused in flight. It is vital that the hose and drogue are…

Aussie KC-30A in the Middle East

09/25/2017
09/25/2017: Two KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft were together at the main air operating base in the Middle East region recently to conduct a routine aircraft ‘tailswap’. The aircraft, flown in by crews from its home unit, No. 33 Squadron, will begin its service as part of the Air Task Group…

Refueling Wedgetail: KDC-10 from Royal Netherlands Air Force

09/19/2017
09/19/2017: The E-7A Wedgetail as part of the Air Task Group (ATG) recently completed an operational level clearance with a Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 Multi-Role Tanker Transport while flying in support of Operation OKRA. Operational clearance used when short notice clearance is required for critical opertational requirments. The Wedgetail is…

Supporting Aussie F/A-18F Super Hornets in the Middle East

09/19/2017
09/19/2017: The essential support sections for the F/A-18F Super Hornet are key in ensuring the aircraft is prepared and ready to fly the next mission. In this video we take a look at the maintenance, armaments and life support sections and what happens between returning from a mission and getting the…

Aeromedical Evacuation Training 

08/08/2017
2017-08-07 TASK Group Taji Health Company recently conducted aero-medical evacuation training as part of ongoing operational readiness exercises for Operation OKRA. The exercise was designed to test the capability of the Role 2 Echo hospital to treat and package patients for transport for further treatment at the Role 3 US Hospital…

RAAF Weapons Strike Against Daesh

03/30/2017
03/30/2017: The first item in the video shows dynamic strike targeting. During an F/A-18A mission in support of Iraqi Security Forces in Operation OKRA a building in Mosul was being used as a defensive fighting position by persons identified as Daesh fighters. Australian Special Forces identified through UAV video that the…

Shelter for Strike Element Hornets

12/10/2016
12/10/2016: Maintenance personnel with Air Task group 630 are able to escape the heat and distraction on the flightline at Australia's main air operations base in the Middle East. A 4K Hangar - so named because it covers an area of 4000 square feet - has been constructed to allow maintenance…

RAAF Air Task Group Armament Technicians

07/06/2016
07/06/2016: The ordering, assembling, and loading munitions is a full time job at Australia’s main air operating base in the Middle East region. The assembly and loading of weapons is undertaken by Armament Technicians using the necessary ground support equipment. This activity is usually conducted at night to avoid the high…