The Royal Australian Air Force recently flew a C-17 Globemaster III on an experimental resupply flight to Antarctica for the first time, RAAF officials announced. “Whilst this is a first for the Royal Australian Air Force, other countries, including the United States, regularly use military assets to assist with Antarctic logistics and I am confident Australia can do the same,” Australia’s environment minister Greg Hunt said in an? RAAF release. The RAAF conducted its first Antarctic C-17 mission from Hobart, Tasmania, to Wilkins Aerodrome, near the Australian Antarctic program’s base. Air Force C-17s have supported the United States’ National Science Foundation research at McMurdo Station for several years, and most recently began year-round operations using night vision goggles. The Australian government will review the results of the mission to determine whether to normalize C-17 Antarctic resupply.
A-10s Headed to CENTCOM to Bolster Air Force Presence
March 23, 2023
As the Air Force’s broader focus shifts to the Pacific and Europe, the U.S. military will rely on aging close air support aircraft to meet the needs of its forces in the Middle East. A-10 Thunderbolt IIs will deploy to the region in April, a U.S. official told Air &…