An Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 tanker has visited Perth and RAAF Base Pearce.
The otherwise unmarked aircraft wore the serial ‘272’, and arrived at Perth a little after 11am on Monday using the callsign ‘IAF401’.
A Defence spokesperson said the RAAF was providing limited support for the aircraft’s visit to Australia.
“RAAF is providing limited support to an Israeli Air Force training activity. This is a low level good will activity,” the spokesperson told Australian Aviation in a written response to questions.
“RAAF support will focus on exercising ground handling procedures between the RAAF and the IAF at RAAF Base Pearce.
“Ground crews will have the opportunity to interact with an unfamiliar aircraft and improve their own competencies.”
This story was first published on May 22 and was updated on May 29.