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Enhanced Air Cooperation a core initiative

Leading Aircraftman Aaron Kouyoumtzoglou and Staff Sergeant Dustin Sheffield lock wire a fuel filter during the Enhanced Air Cooperation third phase as part of Exercise Pacific Agility. Photo: Corporal Brenton Kwaterski

On November 16, 2011, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with United States President Barack Obama announced an extension of Australia’s existing Defence alliance with the United States. 

Air Force capability flying high

A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules, left, is refuelled from a U.S. MC-130J Air Commando II during a forward area refuelling point training scenario at RAAF Base Tindal during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021. Photo: 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson

There were a number of firsts for Air Force during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021, from the transfer of fuel from a United States Air Force aircraft to the deployment of mobile aircraft arrestors.