ADF supports the 2015 International Airshow
14 November 2014
Defence is once again proud to be a major partner of the Australian International Airshow and Defence Exposition to be held at Avalon Airport in Victoria from 24 February to 1 March 2015.
The ADF will participate in the airshow by showcasing a wide range of contemporary Air Force, Navy and Army aircraft along with a number of static ground displays.
Representing the Chief of Air Force at the official media launch, Air Vice-Marshal Mel Hupfeld said next year’s airshow would pay tribute to the heroes of military aviation.
“In the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landings, the airshow will give special recognition to commemorating more than a century of military aviation service to the nation,” AVM Hupfeld said.
“Since 1914, the ADF has operated more than 200 different types of military aircraft. We are proud of the courageous military air and ground crews of the past who maintained and operated these wonderful aircraft. Their service and sacrifice continue to inspire the men and women of today’s Defence Force,” he said.
A range of current Air Force aircraft are expected to participate at the airshow, including the F/A-18F Super Hornet multi-role fighter, C-17A Globemaster III heavy airlift aircraft, E-7A Wedgetail, KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft, and the Air Force’s elite Roulettes formation aerobatic team.
The Royal Australian Navy’s AS350 Squirrel training helicopters, a MRH-90 Taipan maritime utility helicopter, a MHR-60R ‘Romeo’ maritime combat helicopter and the Bell UHB-1 Iroquois Navy Historic Flight Helicopter are also expected to participate.
The Australian Army is expected to provide two Multi Role Helicopters (MRH-90 helicopters), two Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARH Tigers), a M1A1 Abrams tank, a M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, a Protected Mobility Vehicle and the elite Red Berets.
The ADF will also have major ground displays including military working dogs, the Air Force Band, the Federation Guard, an explosive ordnance display, an engineering display, and a mock up of the F-35A Lightning II.
More information is available at www.airshow.com.au
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