RAAF C-130J at Exercise Red Flag

02/21/2017
02/21/2016: The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed a contingent of approximately 200 personnel to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for Exercise Red Flag 17-1, taking place from 23 January to 10 February 2017. Conducted by the United States Air Force, the exercise also involves participants from the United Kingdom,…

Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017

02/18/2017
02/18/2016: Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17 (OE17) is 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 will be one of the largest iterations of the exercise held in the West Australian Exercise Area…

The Arrival of the First P-8A to Australia

11/17/2016
11/17/2016: The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC and President Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific of Boeing,…

The Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters Deploy during Northern Shield Exercise

09/15/2016
09/15/2016: In this video the Tiger Army helo is seen being transported by the RAAF C-17s to the Northern Shield Exercise which has just recently concluded. Exercise Northern Shield 2016 (NS16) is a recently concluded Australian Defence Force (ADF) training activity where high-readiness forces deploy quickly to remote locations in Australia…

USAF and RAAF Train for Rescue Missions

07/15/2016
07/15/2016: Royal Australian and United States Air Force personnel are conducting military search and rescue training off the coast of Townsville as part of Exercise Angel Reign 16. The scenarios have seen a number of people rescued from life rafts in the Coral Sea with United States pararescuemen  winching them to…

Exercise Sea Explorer: HMAS Adelaide Gets Ready for Operations

06/11/2016
06/11/2016: HMAS Adelaide participated in Exercise Sea Explorer 2016 (EX SE16) from 25 May – 05 June off the coast of North Queensland as part of the certification process to determine its readiness to conduct amphibious operations. The second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) to be commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy…

Getting Ready for the P-8 and Triton: Aussie P-3s Operating Over the South China Sea

05/03/2016
05/03/2016: As Air Commodore Heap, head of the Surveillance Response Group, noted in an interview with Second Line of Defense in March 2016: “We are small but we want to be capable of being a little Tasmanian Devil that you don’t want to play with because if you come at…

RAAF Combat Controllers During Cope North 2016 Exercise

02/17/2016
02/17/2015: Royal Australian Air Force Combat Controllers from the 4th Squadron prepare to jump from an RAAF 37th Squadron C-130J during Exercise COPE NORTH 2016, February 11, 2016. Exercise COPE NORTH 16 includes 22 total flying units and nearly 3,000 personnel from six countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable,…