Marine Aircraft in Exercise Southern Frontier in Australia

07/01/2014
07/01/2014: In the video, KC-130 aircraft are seen refueling F/A-18 jets mid-air during Exercise Southern Frontier at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia. Exercise Southern Frontier is an annual bilateral training exercise between the RAAF and the United States Marine Corps with a primary focus on offensive air support.…

The Advantages of More Operational Space: The Australian Tanker

04/23/2012
During the U.S. tanker competition, a consistent "missing" analytical element was an understanding that the A33o MRTT was just that a multi-capable tanker. Rather than having to carry fuel or carry other things, the tanker can do both.  Because the tanker carried its fuel load in its wings, the basic…

Towards New Task Force Capability with A400Ms and A330MRTTs

01/19/2011
An A330 MRTT Update A Discussion With Pablo Quesada Ramos, Head of Market Development, MRTT and other Airbus platforms derivatives 01/19/2011 - Recently, Second Line of Defense received an update from Airbus Military with regard to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) program.  In the course of the conversation, ways…