Half a century on from its formation, the Australian Army Aviation Corps is an all rotary-wing force with advanced and ever‑evolving capabilities.
Around 2,300 ADF personnel are currently engaged in operations around the world and in Australia.
The United Kingdom is considering buying Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to replace the RAF’s seven ageing E-3D Sentry aircraft.
Squadron Leader Phil Frawley retired from the RAAF at the end of June as the world’s oldest fighter pilot, having flown Mirages, Hornets and Hawks and having trained 499 ADF pilots as an instructor.
To mark 27 years of operational service, 30 CT-4 training aircraft have conducted a mass display over their home base at Tamworth in northern NSW.