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RAAF EA-18G Growler skids off runway and catches fire at Nellis AFB
Currently four RAAF EA-18Gs from 6SQN are deployed at Nellis AFB for Red Flag 18-1 As reported by Daily Express, a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G Growler experienced an engine failure and skidded off the runway at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB). Currently four RAAF EA-18Gs from 6SQN are deployed at Nellis AFB for Red Flag 18-1. Daily Express reports a...
RAAF aerobatic team Roulettes will fly PC-21 trainers featuring new livery
The PC-21 will replace the present team's plane, the PC-9/A which Roulettes fly since 1989 The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aerobatic display team Roulettes will fly new aircraft – in the form of the Pilatus PC-21 - featuring a new livery. The PC-21 will replace the present team's plane, the Pilatus PC-9/A which Roulettes fly since 1989. The aircraft will...
Boeing releases statement saying it "respects Canada's choice to buy second-hand F/A-18 Hornet fighters from the RAAF"
Boeing will continue to look to find productive ways to work with Canada in the future Boeing issued a statement on Dec. 8 regarding media reports saying Canada has decided to buy used F/A-18 Legacy Hornet fighters from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in lieu of new Super Hornet fighter jets. Boeing says it “respects the Canadian government’’s decision and...
Interesting pictures show RAAF KC-30A tanker refueling USAF B-52 strategic bomber
This KC-30 air-to-air refueling with the B-52 is part of the tests conducted by RAAF Air Warfare Centre's Flight Test Program Taken this past September in the skies over California, the interesting picture in this post show a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport refueling a B-52 Stratofortress from Edwards Air Force Base (AFB). As explained by...
USAF B-1B Lancer strategic bombers integrate with RAAF JTACs
During the 12-hour mission the B-1B Lancer strategic bombers used simulated and inert weapons directed by Australian JTACs On Oct. 2, 2017, two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer strategic bombers based at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, conducted a bilateral integration training mission with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as part of Exercise Black Dagger near Townsville...
U.S. approves sale of 3,900 Small Diameter Bomb II for Australia's F-35A fleet
The proposed sale of Small Diameter Bomb II will improve Australia’s F-35 survivability and will enhance its capability to deter global threats Australia has been granted permission by the U.S. government to order up to 3,900 GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment IIs (SDB IIs) for its F-35A fleet. The estimated total case value is $815 million. The proposed sale of SDB II...
Canada could buy second hand F/A-18s from Australia
“Australia has flown a very similar F/A-18 to ours, it is one of the reasons why we have sent a team down to take a look at various options," said Canada’s Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan As reported by The Globe And Mail a Canadian delegation recently travelled to Australia to see whether second-hand Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 Hornet...
The reason behind the incident was the loss of the plane's port main wheel shortly after take-off The interesting video in this post features a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-111 performing an emergency landing at RAAF Base Amberley after wheel failure on take-off. The aircraft involved in the incident, which actually happened on Jul. 18, 2006, was the F-111C A8-143. Noteworthy...
Tech. Sgt. Wesley Walker, 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician was offered the chance to observe the mission from a perspective he’s never seen before; from 30,000 feet in the air Typically, U.S. Air Force (USAF) Tech. Sgt. Wesley Walker, 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, is responsible for maintaining launch and release devices on aircraft and ensuring that...
Until an open competition can be completed to replace its CF-18s, the Canadian government would like to purchase an interim fleet of Super Hornet aircraft to flank its "Legacy" Hornets On Mar. 13, 2017 the Government of Canada has moved another step closer towards acquiring the F/A-18 Super Hornet to supplement its CF-18 fleet by issuing a Letter of Request to...

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