Formal request made for extra RAAF C-17s

A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft unloads its cargo of ammunition at Erbil International Airport, Iraq. (Defence)

A November 12 US Defense Security Cooperation Agency notification has revealed Australia has formally requested “up to four” more Boeing C-17A Globemaster II airlifters from the US government. The notification states that up to four C-17s and associated equipment, parts and logistical support have been … [Read more...]

RAAF leads attacks on ISIL targets

The Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston accompanied by Director General Air Operations, Air Commodore Vincent Iervasi presenting an update on Australian operations in Iraq. (Defence)

ADF support for coalition air operations in Iraq is continuing at a high tempo under Operation OKRA, with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) personnel drawing up plans for and leading attacks for the first time. The Australian Air Task Group has flown 144 sorties since September, providing close air support … [Read more...]