Royal Australian Air Force

Ukraine could receive 41 retired RAAF F/A-18A/B Hornet Strike Fighters

Ukraine could receive 41 retired RAAF F/A-18A/B Hornet Strike Fighters

Australia, the US, and Ukraine are discussing sending 41RAAF F/A-18A/B Hornet fighter jets to Ukraine, rather than scrapping them as… Read More

12 months ago

Northrop Grumman Says Australia’s B-21 Raider Procurement maybe “on the table,” but not now

According to Australia’s just-released Defense Strategic Review the country’s defense ministry “has undertaken detailed discussions in Australia and the United… Read More

1 year ago

RAAF has taken delivery of a single Boeing EA-18G to replace a Growler lost in an accident at Nellis AFB in 2018

The RAAF has taken delivery of a single Boeing EA-18G Growler to replace an aircraft lost in a 2018 accident.… Read More

1 year ago

RAAF EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft to get Jammer Upgrades

RAAF EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft will be upgraded to the most current US capabilities. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)’s… Read More

1 year ago

USAF to deploy B-52 bombers to RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, amid heightened tensions between the US and China

Putting B-52s in northern Australia is a warning to China, as fears grow Beijing is preparing for an assault on… Read More

2 years ago

Two RAAF F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters killed Six RSAF F-15SG fighters in a single mock engagement during Exercise Pitch Black 2022

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-35A Lightning II stealth jets participated to Exercise Pitch Black for the first time. Exercise… Read More

2 years ago

Australia buried 23 F-111 strike aircraft after the Pig’s retirement. Here’s why.

The decision to dispose of the F-111 aircraft in this manner incurred the displeasure of the nation’s aviation enthusiasts. The… Read More

2 years ago

First RAAF Pilot to Clock 4,000 Hours on F/A-18 Strike Fighters

Squadron Leader Daniel Grealy’s milestone includes 1500 hours on F/A-18A/B Hornets and 2500 hours on F/A-18F Super Hornets. In a… Read More

2 years ago

Chinese J-16 Fighter Jet cut across nose of RAAF P-8 and Released Chaff and Flares. Some Chaff were Sucked into the Engines of the Poseidon.

The RAAF P-8 Poseidon was conducting routine surveillance in international airspace above the South China Sea on May 26 when… Read More

2 years ago

Watch the Royal Australian Air Force video that commemorates the end of F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet service

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to the Royal Australian Air Force, Australia’s fleet of F/A-18A/B Classic Hornets… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the only aerial victory scored by a Royal Australian Air Force Wirraway during World War II

Archer returned to Popondetta where he leapt from his Wirraway and ran across to the control tent where he exclaimed… Read More

2 years ago

RAAF buying another EA-18G to replace A46-311 lost in an accident at Nellis in 2018

This EA-18G Growler would replace Australia’s EA-18G A46-311 aircraft lost in an accident at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) on… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s why Clive Robertson “Killer” Caldwell, the “Top Gun from Down Under,” is the most Australian thing ever

You can't get much more Australian than Clive Robertson “Killer” Caldwell. Flying ace, ruthless killer, bootlegger, mutineer, successful businessman, national… Read More

3 years ago

The story of when Ayrton Senna Formula 1 Champion flew aboard FAB Mirage III and RAAF F-111

The interesting photos in this post feature Ayrton Senna three-time Formula 1 Champion in the cockpit of a FAB Mirage… Read More

3 years ago

RAAF F-35A Lightning II fleet achieves Initial Operational Capability

The Australian Defence Force now has an F-35A squadron ready to conduct technologically advanced strike and air combat roles. Australia’s… Read More

3 years ago

Video shows RAAF F/A-18F crew members ejecting during their Super Hornet take-off run

The F/A-18F continued on with no one at the controls until it left the runway and crashed its nose onto… Read More

3 years ago