The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received the first of three leased Dassault Falcon 7X business jets to replace the Bombardier Challenger CL-604 jets operated by 34SQN in Canberra as VIP special purpose aircraft (SPA).
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This interview from the Australian Aviation archive with RAAF SQNLDR Matt Harper, Australia’s first F-22 Raptor pilot, is from the May 2011 magazine.
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Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld has been appointed the new Chief of Air Force, while Major General Greg Bilton will be the ADF’s new Chief of Joint Operations.
The Australian Defence Force will acquire four modified Gulfstream G550 business jets to strengthen the country’s electronic warfare capabilities.
RAAF Exercise Diamond Shield is currently being held off Australia’s east coast with United States Air Force F-16s participating as aggressors.