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  1. OTR1

    Discovery red air goes south

    Tried to find an extant thread re Discovery but nothing came up. Admin, please move this to such a place if you know of one! A good mate of mine is driving Lears for AA, and having a blast. We spoke some time ago about contracting offshore red air for domestic RAAF support, but uniforms and...
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    Sandpit stuff-up

    Unhappy moment for RAAF at moment: part of package that killed 60-ish friendlies. No Hornets involved. Unlikely to be tanker out there, so that leaves Wedgetail. Investigation proceeds, and so on. Will surprise no-one here how the Oz media are allegedly 'reporting' this. Excitable and...
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    New Aussie Defence White Paper

    Just to report that the much-delayed Oz defence white paper will be released on either Thurs or Fri. While the media are already running some leaks, I'm just waiting for the document. It'll be posted on the DWP site, here  -  http://www.defence.gov.au/Whitepaper/default.asp
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    Taranto 75

    Royal Naval Historic Flight, from RNAS Yeovilton, has released a vid to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack of the Italian fleet at Taranto. Worth watching.  :nod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49UJmraQlc0
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    ADF hockey

    As noted somewhere else around here recently, the ADF now has a hockey comp. Have a look here  -  https://twitter.com/ADFIceHockey Aussie Rules football for the CDF, anyone?
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    RAN back to the future

    Oldgateboatdriver and some of the other forum old salts might like some the robust intent in this recent paper by RAN boss Tim Barrett. Whether or not the politicians support and sustain this thinking as policy is, of course, another matter. Worth reading.  :)
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    RAAF Hornet goes native

    Edited excerpts from an article in Australian Aviation magazine's daily updates. Pic attached. BZ RAAF.  :) RAAF unveils indigenous artwork jet The RAAF has unveiled its ‘Worimi’ Hornet, painted to demonstrate “commitment to indigenous men and women who have served and continue to serve...
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    Canucks in RAAF doin' good

    Attached screenshot from current RAAF News. Bloke on the right seems familiar for some reason........ ;D 8)
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    Brits beg ASW help

    So, this is what happens when governments think an island nation no longers needs MPAs. Grrrrrrr!!!!!  >:( From Aviation Week. The U.K. called in assistance to help hunt for a foreign submarine off the west coast of Scotland starting in late November. Maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) from...
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    First F-35C carrier trap OK

    Done! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STVAM85y3i0 BZ.
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    First RAAF F-35 flies

    Et voila.  :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6JqtkyX_co