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…

Commando Amphibious Operations Course

11/19/2018
Australian Army soldiers from the Commando Amphibious Operations Course conducted a training activity from Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft into the waters off Manly, Sydney, in late-September 2018. [maxgallery id="120460"] The students parachuted into the ocean on a stormy day and were then required to fight the swell…

Sunsuper Riverfire 2018

11/12/2018
The Royal Australian Air Force supported the Brisbane Festival’s Sunsuper Riverfire on 29 September 2018 with a fly past of multiple aircraft. [maxgallery id="120528"] Airforce fast jets - EA-18G Growlers, and a C-17A Globemaster aircraft took part alongside an aerobatic display by the Roulettes.  The Navy Band entertained crowds at…

ADF support to Vietnamese Deployable Medical Facility 

11/09/2018
Australia supported Vietnam’s first deployment of a Role 2 field hospital to a United Nations peacekeeping mission through providing two airlifts by Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster aircraft in late September 2018.  Additionally, the Australian Defence Force provided the Vietnamese Peacekeepers with English language training and other specialist equipment…

Day in the Life of an F-35A Maintainer 

11/05/2018
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,…

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,…