The RAAF Prepares for Its Final Year of Operating the Classic Hornet

01/16/2019
A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18B Classic Hornet returned to its base at Willimtown in New South Wales with a brand-new paint job. [maxgallery id="122692"] The distinctive design features black on orange tiger stripes along the dorsal spine of the No.2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU) aircraft and on the inside…

RAAF F-35

12/24/2018
Personnel from the Australian Embassy in Washington, joined Royal Australian Air Force personnel at Luke Air Force Base to host a ‘Mateship’ event recognising contributions to Australia’s F-35 capability. Royal Australian Air Force pilots and maintenance personnel have partnered with United States Air Force units and Lockheed Martin to prepare…

RAAF and USAF Christmas Drop in the Pacific

12/21/2018
From 05-18 December 2018, the Royal Australian Air Force joined the United States Pacific Air Forces and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) for Operation Christmas Drop, the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian airlift operation. [maxgallery id="122143"] Launching from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, C-130J Hercules aircraft delivered donated…

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…

The RAAF Explains the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter  

11/02/2018
The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is the most advanced, affordable fifth generation multi-role stealth fighter to meet Australia’s need to defeat emerging threats well into the future.  The F-35A is truly next-generation due to its stealth capability, advanced sensors, data fusion and its ability to share information with other aircraft,…

78th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain: RAAF Remembers

10/06/2018
The Australian Defence Force together with the Royal Australian Air Force Association commemorated the service and sacrifice of those Australians and members of Allied Forces who took part in the Battle of Brittain. [maxgallery id="120192"] A ceremony was held in Hobart to mark the 78th Anniversary of the Battle of…

US-Australian Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative

09/26/2018
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…

RAAF Working with Afghan Air Force

09/05/2018
A contingent of Australian advisors is embedded within Train Advise Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) at Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan. The mission of TAAC-Air is to support Afghan Air Force counterparts to develop a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force.  The ADF members of TAAC-Air work alongside…