Exercise Cope North 19  

03/04/2019
Exercise COPE NORTH 19 (CN19) is a Commander Pacific Air Forces sponsored multilateral field training exercise involving the United States Air Force (USAF), Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).  CN19 involves large force employment Air Combat Exercise with Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics and a…

Exercise Red Flag 19-1

03/01/2019
The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed a contingent of approximately 370 personnel to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for Exercise Red Flag 19-1, which took place from 22 January to 15 February 2019.  Up to 6 F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Number 77 Squadron, an E-7A Wedgetail from Number…

Red Flag 19-1

02/19/2019
The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed a contingent of approximately 370 personnel to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for Exercise Red Flag 19-1, taking place from 22 January to 15 February 2019. [maxgallery id="123523"] Up to 6 F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Number 77 Squadron, an E-7A Wedgetail from…

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.…