Plan Jericho Workshop, Canberra, Australia: The RAAF Focuses on Joint Combat Transformation

08/14/2015
08/07/2015: When former Chief of Staff of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) launched Plan Jericho, he underscored that the core opportunity, which the F-35 provided for the RAAF and the Australian defense forces, is opening up an era of continuous transformation. In his presentation, February 23, 2015 to the…

Change of Command for RAAF

07/12/2015
07/12/2015: The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO officially handed over command of the Royal Australian Air Force to Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO CSC at a ceremony in Canberra on the 3rd of July 2015. The ceremony is held to recognize the contribution by the Chief…

Air Load Team Support to RAAF Operations in the Middle East

06/02/2015
06/02/2015: Combat Support Unit (CSU) at Australia’s primary logistics base in the Middle East Region (MER) is responsible for logistics and ground support for aircraft assigned in support of all ADF operations throughout the MER. This includes life support functions including air load logistics, accommodation, meals, vehicles, fire services, and…

The Aussies Are Buying Two Additional C-17s

04/14/2015
04/14/2015: Earlier, we interviewed the current Air Mobility Commander for the RAAF and his predecessor. Both emphasized the significant impact of the C-17 and the KC-30A on the reach and range of the RAAF. http://sldinfo.wpstage.net/transforming-the-royal-australian-air-forces-sustainable-reach-the-key-role-of-the-raafs-air-mobility-group/ http://sldinfo.wpstage.net/the-raaf-and-culture-change-building-sustainable-reach/ Now the Australian government has announced the formal decision to add two more C-17s…

RAAF C-17s Deliver Blackhawks in Support of Vanuatu Relief Effort

03/26/2015
03/26/2015:In this video from the Australian Ministry of Defence, RAAF personnel describe the process of lifting Blackhawks to the Island of Vanuatu. And  Blackhawk operators describe their contribution as well. Credit Video: Australian Ministry of Defence: March 23, 2015.

RAAF Pilot Completes His First F-35A Flight

03/25/2015
03/25/2015: In this video from the Australian Ministry of Defence, an Australian pilot describes his first flight of an Australian F-35 at Luke AFB. He described the plane as easy to fly and the experience very symmetrical with his training on the simulator. His main concern was not falling off…

The RAAF Deploys to Assist Vanuatu

03/22/2015
03/22/2015: A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster III aircraft has embarked medical personnel and equipment as part of the Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT). Approximately 20 civilian personnel and 15 tons of equipment including a field hospital and water purification system will be delivered by the C-17 from…

RAAF C-130s September 2014 Flyover Sydney Harbor and Richmond Air Base

01/08/2015
01/08/2015: In a story published in The Daily Telegraph (Australia) on September 24, 2014, which highlighted the RAAF flyovers of their C-130s marking the milestone of providing 800,000 flight hours by the RAAF Hercules fleet. [maxgallery id="73550"] Credit photos: RAAF In the first photo, two C-130J Hercules from No. 37…