A Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control platform has set a new record by flying a 17-hour operational mission over Iraq and Syria, Defence stated on November 11.
The senior surveillance and control officer explained that coalition demand for surveillance aircraft like the Wedgetail is substantial: “Even before the addition of Russian operations in Syria there was a lot happening in the region that we needed to survey.
“The Russian operations have only increased the complexity of an already very complex area, making our work even more important.”
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