Australia’s Air Task Group in the Middle East: A Look Back at the KC-30A and Its Role

The Australian Defence Force continues to contribute to the coalition fight against Daesh with the rotation of the E-7A Wedgetail in to the Middle East.  The Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft will help control the tactical movement of coalition aircraft over Iraq and Syria, one of the busiest and…

B-1 Prior to Syrian Strike

U.S. AIR FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND (April 14, 2018)  U.S. Air Force maintenance Airmen and aircrews conduct final checks on a B-1 Bomber before launching to strike chemical weapons targets in Syria April 13, 2018. 04.14.2018 Courtesy Video DoD News 

Aussie KC-30A in the Middle East

09/25/2017: Two KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft were together at the main air operating base in the Middle East region recently to conduct a routine aircraft ‘tailswap’. The aircraft, flown in by crews from its home unit, No. 33 Squadron, will begin its service as part of the Air Task Group…

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…

RPA Eye in the Sky Watches Da’esh Fighters

06/07/2016: A Coalition unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) observes two Da’esh fighters emplacing an improvised explosive device (IED) near the town of Doudyan, Syria, this information was used to report threat locations back to friendly forces. The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Daesh…

RAAF E-7A Wedgetail Longest Combat Flight to Date

11/23/2015: A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning, control and surveillance aircraft set a new record by flying a 17.1 hour operational mission over Iraq and Syria.  Along with a RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport and six F/A-18A Hornets, the Australian aircraft participate in close air…

KC-10 Refuels Danish F-16s

09/21/2015: A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels Danish F-16s over Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, August 30, 2015. Credit:U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs:8/30/15 According to Gary Schaub, Jr.: Denmark has been a stalwart ally of the United States since 1999, participating in operations in…

E-7A Wedgetail’s contribution to OP OKRA

08/31/2015: The Australian Air Task Group E-7A Wedgetail aircraft and personnel deliver airborne early warning and control support to Coalition aircraft operating in Iraq and Syria as part of the US-led Coalition air campaign. The single goal of the air campaign is to disrupt and degrade Da’esh’s operations, while the…