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Photos: RAAF task group arrives in UAE

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 24, 2014
A RAAF Super Hornet is marhalled into its hangar.
A RAAF Super Hornet is marhalled into its hangar at Al Minhad.

The RAAF Air Task Group (ATG) of eight F/A-18F Super Hornets, a Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft and a KC-30A tanker-transport has arrived at Al Minhad Air Base near Dubai in the UAE, ahead of their likely employment against IS forces in Iraq.

“The Air Task Group will now prepare to respond to future government decisions regarding a possible contribution to international operations to combat ISIL,” the Department of Defence said in a statement on Wednesday.

The KC-30 taxis in at Al Minhad.
The KC-30 taxis in at Al Minhad.
The Wedgetail at Al Minhad.
The Wedgetail at Al Minhad.

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3 Comments

  • adammudhen

    says:

    Good luck and a safe return for all involved.

  • Wayne

    says:

    Good luck people and stay safe.

    The ATG should called “2nd Mesopotamia Half-Flight”!

    The genesis of 1 Sqn that is deployed…

  • Tim69

    says:

    Good luck and make us proud!

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