Bushmaster handover to Fiji

03/30/2017: The ADF has delivered the first three Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMV) to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces operating with the United Nations in the Golan Heights. A RAAF No 36 Squadron C-17A Globemaster III aircraft delivered the vehicles to Beiruit, Lebanon on 15 March 2017. Fiji has purchased…

RAAF Weapons Strike Against Daesh

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…

Ocean Explorer 2017 Concludes

03/19/2017: Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17 (OE 17) is a major Fleet training activity led by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and jointly-enabled by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and other nations’ forces. The maritime exercise is one of the largest iterations of the exercise held in the West Australian Exercise…

F-22 Australian Pilot At RAAF Tindal: The USAF and RAAF Work Airpower Integration

03/07/2017: The first group of USAF F22s arrived at RAAF Tindal ahead of the first Enhanced Air Cooperation activity in Australia under the US Force Posture Initiatives. The F22s are operating from RAAF Base Tindal and are the largest and longest rotation of fifth-generation aircraft to visit Australia to date. The…

Growler Arrives in Australia

03/09/2017: Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne unveils the EA-18G Growler aircraft at the 2017 Australian International Airshow. RAAF Chief, Leo Davies, discusses the importance of integration for the Australian forces with the coming of new aircraft to the force. Credit: Australian Ministry of Defence February 28, 2017

RAAF Mentoring in Afghanistan

03/08/2017: Ten Royal Australian Air Force members are embedded at Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) providing mentoring support to their Afghan Air Force counterparts in Kabul, Afghanistan. Around 270 personnel for the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians are deployed on…

RAAF in Cope North 2017

02/28/2017: According to a story published on the Australian Ministry of Defence’s website on February 22, 2107, the RAAF is going to Cope North to hone its high end combat skills. [maxgallery id="94631"] The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed to Guam to participate in Exercise Cope North 2017—a high…

Ocean Explorer Aero-Medical Training

02/26/2017: HMAS Adelaide is conducting Aero Medical Evacuation (AME) training off the West Australian coast during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017. AME is a vital capability to deliver best care to navy personnel, to ensure they can be retrieved from the ship to a shore facility for ongoing medical support. Exercise OCEAN…