Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army combine for US air drop

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army combine for US air drop

Dropping heavy equipment out of a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster aircraft was no small feat for a combined Air Force and Army team.The Air Mobility Training and Development Unit (AMTDU) and the Australian Army’s 176 Air Dispatch Squadron have deployed to Exercise Mobility Guardian in the United States. The team of air dispatchers, loadmasters and engineers have been kicking goals at the mobility exercise, hosted by the United States Air Force’s 92nd Air Refuelling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington State.

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army combine for US air drop

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army combine for US air drop


The Australian Defence Force personnel have been working closely every day as an integrated team with their counterparts from the United States, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the New Zealand Defence Force.
Squadron Leader Rickesh Sunwar said AMTDU and 176 Squadron have successfully worked on standardising airdrop and drop zone procedures with the other nations to establish a solid foundation for seamless joint operations in future.

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