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…

KC-30A and F-22

10/31/2018
In August and September 2018, air-to-air refuelling trials were conducted between a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport and United States Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. [maxgallery id="120984"] Trials were conducted over the course of eight flights, and with the F-22…

US-Australian Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative

09/26/2018
A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130J Hercules refuels a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey at RAAF Base Darwin, as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative.  This refuelling trial was the first time the EAC initiative has integrated with aviation capabilities not assigned to the United…

B-52s Arrive in Australia for EAC

04/05/2018
United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Bombers arrive at RAAF Base Darwin to train with the Royal Australian Air Force as part of Enhanced Air Cooperation. Enhanced Air Cooperation builds on a broad range of combined air exercises and training activities undertaken between the US and Australia, which regularly involve…

RAF Lakenheath F-15s to Lithuania in Support of Baltic Air Policing 2017

09/21/2017
09/21/2017: Seven F-15Cs deployed from RAF Lakenheath are in Lithuania to conduct NATO Air Policing. The United States Air Force assumed control of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission from the Polish air force during a hand-over, take-over ceremony at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Aug. 30, 2017. LITHUANIA 08.30.2017 Video by Tech.…

USAF Assumes Lead in NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission

09/05/2017
09/05/2017: ŠIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania The United States Air Force assumed control of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission from the Polish air force during a hand-over, take-over ceremony at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Aug. 30, 2017. SIAULIAI, LITHUANIA 08.30.2017 Video by Senior Airman Elizabeth Taranto 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Largest Amphibious Landing of Australian Since the Second World War

07/17/2017
2017-07-17  The land battle phase of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 was launched on Thursday, 13 July 2017, with the largest amphibious landing Australian troops had been involved in since the Second World War, with troops transported ashore from an Amphibious Readiness Element including HMAS Canberra, HMAS Choules and HMNZS Canterbury.…

Atlantic Trident 2017

05/08/2017
05/08/2017: If we had to fight tomorrow in a high intensity conflict the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force, and Armée de l'air would engage together. Atlantic Trident 17 provides the simulated battleground that prepares our air forces for high intensity combat. HAMPTON, VA, UNITED STATES:05.04.2017 Video by Senior Airman Enrique Barcelo, Airman 1st…