ADF to send Orion aircraft to the Philippines

The government of the Philippines has accepted an offer from Australia to send two AP-3C Orion aircraft to provide surveillance support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, as the Australian government works with the Philippines to support the fight against terrorism in the region. “Australia condemns the attacks by Daesh-inspired groups in Marawi city,” Minister for … [Read more...]

Australia and India share C-17A lessons learned

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster III and crew have visited Indian Air Force counterparts to compare notes on operating the heavy transport. The visit to Air Force Station Hindon and Air Force Station Agra from June 12 to 16 has included a series of briefings on each country’s capability and an opportunity to fly on an Indian aircraft, Defence stated. “Our … [Read more...]

CAE supports RAAF distributed virtual training exercise

CAE has supported the Royal Australian Air Force’s participation in the Diamond Thunder distributed mission training exercise, which saw the RAAF network various simulation assets across the country as part of the Air Warfare Instructors Course. The exercise involved the networking of F/A-18A/B Hornet simulators at both RAAF Base Williamtown and RAAF Base Tindal with the E-7A … [Read more...]

RAAF P-8A completes first overseas deployment

An RAAF P-8A Poseidon has completed the maritime surveillance aircraft's first overseas deployment in Australian service. P-8A A47-001 has returned from a deployment to Royal Malaysian Air Force Base (RMAF) Butterworth as part of Operation Gateway which saw the aircraft fly routine maritime surveillance observing merchant and naval shipping in the North Indian Ocean and … [Read more...]