The Australian Defence Force Air Task Group (ATG) has arrived at Australia’s main support base in the Middle East.
The Air Task Group includes approximately 400 Royal Australian Air Force personnel as well as F/A-18F Super Hornets, a KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, and an E7-A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft.
This deployment is in addition to the RAAF C-130J Hercules and C-17A Globemaster aircraft that are already providing humanitarian and logistic support to Iraq.
The Air Task Group will now prepare to respond to future Government decisions regarding a possible contribution to international operations to combat ISIL.
Australia’s contribution to international efforts is being closely coordinated with the Iraqi government, Gulf nations, and a broad coalition of international partners.
Vision will be available via the Press Gallery at Parliament House. Imagery will be available from the Defence Image Gallery: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20142874
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