Exercise Cope North:The Commander’s Eyes and Ears On the Ground

THE Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Number 4 Squadron Combat Control Team has the important job of being the first on the ground to assess the viability for aircraft and personnel arrival.  During Exercise COPE NORTH, Number 4 Squadron worked with United States Air Force (USAF) and Japan Air Self-Defense…

Exercise Cope North 19  

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…

USAF and Directed Energy

Air force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation conduct an experiment looking at the use of lasers and high-powered microwave against small unmanned systems. WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, UNITED STATES 10.25.2018 Video by John Hamilton  White Sands Missile Range Public Affair

RAAF and USAF Christmas Drop in the Pacific

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…

USAF F-22s Flying with Finnish F/A 18s

A KC-135 from RAF Mildenhall refueled F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis who were conducting flying operations with Finnish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets to continue strong strategic relationships across Europe. SFK, UNITED KINGDOM 10.19.2018 Video by Senior Airman Lexie West  100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Day in the Life of an F-35A Maintainer 

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,…

USAF B-1B Lancers in Australia

12/11/17: RAAF Base Amberley is hosting two United States Air Force B-1B Lancers as part of the United States Force Posture Initiatives Enhanced Air Cooperation program. The USAF B-1B Lancers are long-range, multi-mission, supersonic conventional bomber aircraft and are taking part in a training exercise with the Royal Australian Air…