For the first time, the Royal Australian Air Force has conducted air-to-air refuelling flight testing with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
Enhancing Australian, Japanese and United States relationships was a key outcome of Exercise Cope North 2022.
Combat and airspace battle management aircraft ruled the skies over Guam during Exercise Cope North.
RAAF Base Amberley has hosted a number of Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircraft to support Japanese efforts on the response to the Tonga earthquake.
The Royal Australian Air Force has deployed aircraft and personnel to Guam and other islands in Micronesia to conduct Exercise Cope North 22.
A chat among friends at RAAF Base Amberley is proving vital for international efforts to assist the Tongan people.
COVID-19 has impacted many exercises for the ADF and for Chaplain Stuart Asquith on Exercise Cope North it was no different.
Australia, Japan and the United States combine for Exercise Cope North at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.
Members of the RAAF have returned to Australia after completing the first air combat exercise on Japanese soil.
Australian and Japanese fighter pilots swapped aircraft during an important exercise in Japan.
Preparing a fighter jet for one of the Japanese air force’s top officers was a memorable day for Leading Aircraftman Nick Brown.
Japan and Australia’s defence cooperation was evident when the Chief of Air Force took to the air in a Japanese fighter jet.