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RAAF EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft achieve IOC
11 EA-18G Growler aircraft are operated by No. 6 Squadron based at RAAF Base Amberley and operate in conjunction with Australian air, land and sea forces. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft has achieved Initial Operating Capability (IOC). “This will provide a capability edge by enhancing...
Pig! Remembering RAAF F-111C Aardvark
"Do you realize the Australians have a bomber that can put a bomb through that window on to the table here in front of us?" Former Indonesian defense minister Benny Murdani speaking about RAAF F-111C. The F-111, with its variable sweep wing, terrain following radar, military-rated afterburning turbofan engines and self-contained escape...
F-22 pilot from Australia: from RAAF Hornet to USAF Raptor
“The transition from the aircraft was exciting and a challenge to do. There were definitely some similarities, like handling, but the Raptor’s performance, from the engine to what it can do is unmatched,” (RAAF) Flight Lt. Paul Anderton 90th FS F-22 Raptor pilot. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flight Lt. Paul Anderton...
First Two Australian F/A-18A “interim fighters” for RCAF arrived in Cold Lake
Canada is procuring 18 F/A-18A fighter aircraft and parts from the Government of Australia to rapidly increase availability of the CF-18 fleet On Feb. 17, 2019, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) received the first two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 interim fighter aircraft, an important milestone and investment in sustaining...
Aerial Refuelling Trials between KC-30A and F-22 Raptor Complete
A total of eight test flights were conducted and data are being analyzed to formulate the standard operating procedures when both types refuel in mid-air A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) KC-30A aerial refueling tanker from No. 33 Squadron was at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) in California from August to September for aerial refueling trials with the F-22. According to...
RAAF unveils new paint scheme for the Roulettes aerobatic team
“The new colour scheme is a visually striking 21st Century image for the RAAF training aircraft and Roulettes, that is unique to the RAAF and Roulettes,” Christopher Pyne, Australian Minister for Defence On Oct. 17, 2018, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has unveiled the new paint scheme for the Roulettes aerobatic team. The new scheme will be worn by the...
Cool photos show RAAF KC-30A tanker refuelling U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon
RAAF No. 33 Squadron and Aircraft Research and Development Unit worked with U.S. Navy VX-20 to conduct the trials from Naval Air Station Patuxent River Taken on May 29, 2018 the cool photos in this post show a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) KC-30A belonging to No. 33 Squadron refuelling a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon belonging to VX-20 during trials...
IOC five months ahead of schedule for RAAF P-8A Poseidon aircraft
RAAF has taken delivery of six P-8A Poseidon aircraft from an overall order book of 12 According Flight Global, Royal Australian Air Force's Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft have achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC). Noteworthy the IOC for the 737-based maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft came five months ahead of schedule, says defence minister Marise Payne. The service has taken delivery of six...
Engine component failure behind last month RAAF EA-18G incident at Nellis
“We are confident we have identified what we think is the likely cause,” RAAF Group Capt. Tim Alsop Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Group Capt. Tim Alsop told Las Vegas Review-Journal that “a particular component failure” on one of the engines of EA-18G had a role to play in the fire at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) on Jan. 27,...
Footage shows RAAF EA-18G Growler incident at Nellis AirForce Base
The EA-18G Growler incident on Saturday was an aborted takeoff. The aircraft subsequently caught fire As we have previously reported, on Jan. 27, 2018 a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G Growler experienced an engine failure and skidded off the runway at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB). KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas has a video of the incident. According to Nellis AFB officials,...

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