Australian military forces not only got a helping hand when they needed to rapidly reposition troops and equipment as they sent forces to assist East Timor with its political unrest, but also got to see first hand how to employ the new C-17 airlifter. Australia expects to get four of its own C-17s in 2007. The deployment of two C-17s from Hickam AFB, Hawaii, enabled Royal Australian Air Force members to get some “hands-on practice,” according to Warrant Officer Vivianne Northover of the Joint Movement Control Office. Mobility airmen teamed up with RAAF counterparts to make sure cargo was loaded safely into the C-17s, since the Australians were used to loading C-130s.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…